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Main Title Field applications of the KPEG process for treating chlorinated wastes
Author Taylor, M. L. ; Wentz, J. A. ; Dosani, M. A. ; Gallagher, W. ; Greber, J. S.
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Taylor, M. L.
CORP Author PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.;Civil Engineering Lab. (Navy), Port Hueneme, CA.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-89/036; EPA-68-03-3413
Stock Number PB89-212724
Additional Subjects Dechlorination ; Hazardous materials ; Site surveys ; Storage tanks ; Waste disposal ; Field tests ; Halogen organic compounds ; Pilot plants ; Herbicides ; Potassium polyethylene glycolate process ; KPEG process ; Land pollution ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Dibenzodioxin/tetrachloro ; Liquid wastes
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NTIS  PB89-212724 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ca. 51 p. ; 28 cm.
The KPEG chemical dechlorination process was identified at the Franklin Research Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1978 for the dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in oil. Further process development, primarily by the U.S. EPA Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, has focused on the dechlorination of PCBs and other potentially toxic halogenated aromatic compounds such as tetrachlorodibenzodioxin that contaminate soils. In 1987, in Moreau, New York a pilot-scale treatment system was demonstrated on PCB-contaminated soil in batches of 35 lb each. The demonstration was the first attempt to dechlorinate PCB-contaminated soil in a reactor/mixer at a scale larger than that used in the laboratory. Analytical results of the demonstration indicated an average PCB reduction of 99.7%, thus illustrating the efficacy of the potassium polyethylene glycolate (KPEG) technology at a larger scale and warranting assessment for scale-up.
"July 1989."