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Main Title A Citizen's guide to solvent extraction.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/542/F-92/004
Stock Number PB92-233089
OCLC Number 39801580
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation--Technological innovations ; Solvent extraction
Additional Subjects Extraction ; Solvents ; Hazardous materials ; Waste treatment ; Industrial wastes ; Sewage treatment ; Concentration(Composition) ; Separation ; Solids ; Liquids ; Screening ; Waste disposal ; Removal ; Residues ; Containment ; Recycling ; Guidelines
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA/542/F-92/004 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 542-F-92-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/20/2010
EJBD  EPA 542-F-92-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/08/2014
EKBD  EPA-542/F-92-004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/23/2010
ELBD  EPA 542-F-92-004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/12/1998
ESAD  EPA 542-F-92-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB92-233089 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 4 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Solvent extraction is a treatment technology that uses a solvent (a fluid that can dissolve another substance) to separate or remove hazardous organic contaminants from sludges, sediments, or soil. Solvent extraction does not destroy contaminants. It concentrates them so they can be recycled or destroyed. It is used in combination with other technologies to destroy the separated concentrated contaminants. When the soil enters an extractor (a tank where the contaminated soil is mixed with the solvent), the soil is separated into three components, or fractions: solvent with dissolved contaminants, solids, and water. Contaminants are concentrated into each of these fractions. For example, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) concentrate in the contaminated solvent mixture, while metals are left behind in the solids and water.
"EPA/542/F-92/004." "March 1992."