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Main Title Polymer Film Overlay System for Mercury Contaminated Sludge - Phase I.
Author Widma, Michael U. ; Epstei, Michael M. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-68-01-0088; EPA-16080-HTZ; 05218,; 16080-HTZ-05/72
Stock Number PB-214 688
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Mercury(Metal)) ; ( Polymeric films ; Sediments) ; ( Barrier coatings ; Sediments) ; Mercury halides ; Chlorides ; Mercury organic compounds ; Nylon 6 ; Polyethylene ; Cost estimates ; Continuous casting ; Extrusion ; Water pollution control ; Mercury/dimethyl
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 688 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 84p
Various polymer films to be used in sealing mercury contaminated sediments were studied. Materials were selected for detailed study on the basis of barrier properties to mercury compounds, strength, handleability, and estimated service life. Although most polymers are effective barriers to HgCl2, the resistance to organic compounds can vary from poor to very good. Nylon 6 and high density polyethylene proved to be the most effective barriers to organic mercury. It was concluded that polymer films can be effectively used to seal mercury contaminated sediments. Estimated costs for film deployment are given and equipment concepts for film deployment were demonstrated. The nylon 6 system was recommended for field demonstration.