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Main Title Superfund engineering issue: consideration for evaluating the impact of metals partitioning during the incineration of contaminated soils from Superfund sites. /
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/68-C8-0062; EPA/540/S-92/014
Stock Number PB93-121341
Subjects Hazardous waste management--United States. ; Metals partitioning. ; Soil incineration.
Additional Subjects Superfund ; Incinerators ; Metals ; Soil treatment ; Waste management ; Path of pollutants ; Environmental transport ; Air pollution control equipment ; Soil contamination ; Remedial action ; Ashes ; Hazardous materials ; Metal partitioning
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NTIS  PB93-121341 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 17 pages ; 28 cm
A significant amount of research has been conducted on the incineration of contaminated materials. Although historically the primary focus has been on the destruction of organics, increased emphasis is being placed in the fate of metals. Unlike the organic portion, the metal fraction may change form but is not destroyed. Metals can remain with the ash when discharged from the primary combustion chamber. They can also volatilize or oxidize to form fumes or fine particulates and pass through the incineration system. Metal vapors, fumes, or particles can be collected by the APCDs, exit out the stack, or be deposited along the walls of the combustion chamber and remain in the incineration system. Potential pathways for metals are illustrated. This distribution of metals into the various incinerator system components is called 'partitioning.' A number of factors affect how various metals will partition, or behave, during incineration.