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Main Title Pharmaceutical industry : hazardous waste generation, treatment, and disposal.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Publisher U. S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number SW-508; EPA 530/SW-508; Solid waste management series SW-508; EPA/SW-508
Stock Number PB-258 800
OCLC Number 14385889
Subjects Drug Industry--United States ; Environmental Pollutants--United States ; Refuse Disposal--United States ; Technology, Pharmaceutical--United States ; Pharmaceutical industry--United States ; Factory and trade waste--United States ; Hazardous substances
Additional Subjects Drug trade--Waste disposal--United States ; Factory and trade waste--United States ; Hazardous substances--Waste disposal ; Drug industrial ; Chemical industry ; Industrial wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Water pollution control ; Surveys ; Industrial waste treatment ; Hazardous materials ; Cost analysis ; Sanitary landfills ; Antibiotics ; Organic compounds ; Antacids ; Fermentation ; Alkaloids ; Medicinal plants ; Process charting ; Classification ; Filters ; Manufacturing ; Effluents ; Formulations ; Materials recovery ; Toxicity ; Cost estimates ; Medical supplies ; Distillation ; Incinerators ; Management planning ; Liquid waste disposal ; Heavy metals ; Hazardous materials disposal
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA SW-508 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/21/2013
EJED  EPA 530/SW-508 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA SW-508 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 530/SW-508 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/11/2012
ESAD  SW-508 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 800 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 178 p.
The studies were conducted for information purposes only and not in response to a Congressional regulatory mandate. As such, the studies serve to provide EPA with: (1) an initial data base concerning current and projected types and quantities of industrial wastes and applicable disposal methods and costs; (2) a data base for technical assistance activities; and (3) a background for guidelines development work pursuant to Sec. 209, Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended. The study had four basic objectives: To determine the nature and quantities of hazardous wastes originating from the pharmaceutical industry (1973) and to project these wastes to 1977 and 1983; To determine the current treatment and disposal practices within the industry; To examine improved control technologies which could be applied to reduce hazards presented by the wastes; and, To calculate the cost of implementing control technology in a typical hypothetical or existing plant.
Final report (SW-508) describing work performed for the Federal Solid waste management program under Contract no. 68-01-2684. Includes bibliographical references.