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Main Title Trace element characterization of coal wastes : third annual progress report, October 1, 1977 to September 30, 1978 /
Author Wewerka, Eugene M. ; Williams, J. M. ; Wangen, L. E. ; Bertino, J. P. ; Wanek, P. L. ; Wewerka, E. M.
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Wewerka, Eugene M.
CORP Author United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Environmental Control Technology.; Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.); Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
Publisher The Division ; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-144; DoE LA-7831-PR; W-7405-ENG-36
Stock Number LA-7831-PR
OCLC Number 08268240
Subjects Coal--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Coal mine waste--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Coal--Environmental aspects--United States ; Coal mine waste--Environmental aspects--United States ; Coal preparation plants ; Mineral wastes ; Acid mine drainage ; Aluminium ; Appalachia ; Calcination ; Calcium hydroxides ; Copper ; Elements ; Environmental effects ; Experimental data ; Graphs ; Iron ; Leaching ; Limestone ; Manganese ; Nickel ; Ph value ; Seals ; Tables ; Trace amounts ; Waste disposal ; Water pollution ; ERDA/010800 ; ERDA/010600 ; Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution abatement ; Trace elements ; Chemical analysis ; Assessments ; Roasting ; Calcium oxides ; Liners ; Clays ; Cements ; Cost analysis ; Technology ; Tables(Data) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Coal refuse
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-144 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
EJED  EPA 600/7-79-144 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-144 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/2000
ELBD  EPA 600-7-79-144 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/07/2004
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-144 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-144 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  LA-7831-PR Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
NTIS  PB80-166150 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation viii, 86 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
In 1978, we performed laboratory experiments to investigate the efficacy of several control options for treating coal wastes at the preparation plant or during disposal. Our research revealed that calcining is one of the more effective and permanent means of treating high-sulfur coal wastes before disposal to decrease, quite dramatically, the release of environmentally undesirable pollutants into the drainages from disposal sites. Another promising control method is codisposal of the coal wastes with lime or limestone to neutralize the acid drainage and retain soluble aqueous contaminants within the waste site. Other experiments have examined the feasibility of using natural sealants, such as clays, soils, calcite, and cements, to isolate the disposal site from its immediate environment. The various tradeoffs for these control options are discussed in terms of contaminant reduction, complexity, permanency, and cost. We have begun an assessment of coal preparation wastes from the Appalachian region. Based on the work we have done on refuse from a single plant, it is clear that coal wastes containing a low percentage of pyrite plant, it is clear that coal wastes containing a low percentage of pyrite (< 1 %) generate worrisome amounts of acid drainage. Our experimental results show that the trace elements of environmental concern in the leachates from these low-sulfur wastes are aluminum, manganese, iron, nickel, and copper when their concentrations are in excess of the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended Minimum Acute Toxicity Effluent (MATE) values. (ERA citation 05:009600)
"Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory." "June 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/DoE interagency agreement no. IAG-D5-E681, program element no. INE825." "DoE LA-7831-PR." "LA-7831-PR"--Cover.