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Main Title Development of microwave plasma detoxification process for hazardous wastes /
Author Bailin, Lionel J.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hertzler, Barry Lee.
CORP Author Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. Palo Alto Research Lab.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600/2-77/030; PB-268 526; EPA-68-03-2190
Stock Number PB-268 526
OCLC Number 40224520
Subjects Decomposition (Chemistry)--Research ; Microwave plasmas--Research ; Hazardous wastes
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Microwave equipment ; Detoxification ; Plasmas(Physics) ; Chemical industry ; Performance evaluation ; Decomposition ; Malathion ; Bromine organic compounds ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Industrial waste treatment ; Chemical analysis ; Cost analysis ; Combustion products ; Mercury organic compounds ; Pesticides ; Design criteria ; Laboratory equipment ; Air pollution control ; Water pollution control ; Solid waste disposal ; Chemicals ; Methane/bromo ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Kepone ; Toxic substances ; Mercury/acetato-phenyl ; Microwave plasma detoxification process
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-030 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/08/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-030 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-030 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/03/2005
NTIS  PB-268 526 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 65 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The microwave process described in this report is a relatively new application of what has been termed the 'fourth state of matter', or the 'plasma state'. It is the first practical application of a microwave discharge to the decomposition of chemical compounds in significant quantities. This report describes a recent, successful, R&D effort in which a former 'grams-per-hour' system was scaled up to a 5 to 7 pounds-per-hour system, and then its performance was verified with several typical hazardous materials. The materials tested and detoxified were Malathion, methyl-bromide, polychlorinated biphenyls, phenylmercuric acetate, and Kepone. Complete detoxification resulted. Further benefits of the process are the competitive, reasonable costs of about $0.20 per pound of material processed, including all costs. The process warrants further development, namely additional scale-up to pilot and field units. Presently, units up to 100 pounds per hour or so appear feasible to construct and be operable within two or three years.
"EPA-600/2-77-030." EPA contract no. 68-03-2190; EPA project officer: Donald A. Oberacker. Includes bibliographical references (page 44).