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Main Title Engineering assessment of EDB pesticide destruction technologies /
Author Ambekar, Sunil H. ; Laseke, B. A.
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Author Title of a Work
Laseke, Bernard A.
CORP Author PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600-2-88-056; EPA-68-03-3389
Stock Number PB89-110118
OCLC Number 19836854
Subjects Ethylene dibromide--Environmental aspects ; Pesticides--Waste disposal--Evaluation
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Hazardous substances ; Ethylene dibromide ; 1,2-Dibromoethane
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-88-056 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/24/2014
NTIS  PB89-110118 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations
The project covered by the report involved an engineering evaluation of the suitability of various available technologies for the destruction of ethylene dibromide pesticides. The study highlighted the technical merits and shortcomings, safety, cost, and total time requirement for each of the alternatives considered. Both thermal and chemical destruction options were considered. Evaluation criteria were developed so that the different options could be compared on a common basis. Information was collected on each candidate process, and benchscale tests of the chemical methods were conducted. A test burn was made at a commercial facility to determine the effectiveness of one of the incineration options. Only preliminary process calculations and cost estimates were developed for these processes. Based on the results of the study, incineration in the presence of sulfur dioxide appears to be the best alternative for the safe, effective, rapid, and economical destruction of the ethylene dibromide pesticides.
"Project officer Edward R. Bates." "September 1988." "EPA/600/2-88/056." "EPA Contract No. 68-03-3389." "PB89-110118." Print reproduction.