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Main Title Development of a DDT manufacturing and processing plant waste treatment system /
Author Sobleman, M. ; Sweeny, K. H. ; Calimag., E. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sweeny, Keith H.,
Calimag, E. D.,
CORP Author Montrose Chemical Corp. of California, Torrance.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-125; EPA-804293
Stock Number PB-284 537
OCLC Number 04607245
ISBN pbk.
Subjects DDT (Insecticide) ; Manufacturing processes--By-products.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; DDT ; Industrial waste treatment ; Feasibility ; Solvent extraction ; Pesticides ; Contactors ; Solubility ; Degradation ; Coalescing ; Chemical industry ; Earth fills ; Materials recovery ; Waste recycling ; Podbieliniak contactors ; DDE insecticide
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EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-125 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-78-125 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/03/2020
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-125 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-125 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-284 537 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 77 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study both to test the feasibility of detoxification of DDT manufacturing wastes, using solvent extraction, and to develop a practical process, if possible. Three different liquid-liquid contacting devices were tested: all provided reasonably good extraction of DDT and homologs from the caustic aqueous phase. Unfortunately, major phase separation problems resulted in excessive losses of monochlorobenzene solvent to the aqueous phase. Efforts to improve coalescence/phase separation were unsuccessful. Further development of a solvent extraction process for detoxification of DDT manufacturing waste cannot be justified.
Grant no. 804293, program element no. 1BB610. Issued June 1978. Includes bibliographical references.