||Evaluation of at-sea disposal of FGC (flue gas cleaning0 wastes, vol. 1 and vol. 2 [microfiche] /
Cooper, C. B. ;
Lunt, R. R. ;
Bodek, I. ;
Santhanam, C. J.
||Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Waste disposal in the ocean--Environmental aspects ;
Coal-fired power plants--Waste disposal--United States ;
Coal-fired power plants--United States--Waste disposal
Solid waste disposal ;
Air pollution control ;
Sludge disposal ;
Flue gases ;
Industrial wastes ;
Combustion products ;
Trace elements ;
Ocean waste disposal ;
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||256 pages ; 28 cm
This two-part report is the third of a series on a continuing EPA research program on the feasibility of disposing of flue gas cleaning (FGC) wastes in the ocean. Part 1 gives results of laboratory-scale chemical and biological experiments with untreated (unstabilized) FGC wastes designed to provide basic data on environmental impact potential. Part 2 gives results of further chemical and biological tests with a forced-oxidation (sulfate-rich) FGC waste and with stabilized FGC wastes. Results of tests performed to date and related assessment efforts indicate that the conventional (concentrated-dump) at-sea disposal of unstabilized FGC wastes with soil-like properties on the Continental Shelf appears to be environmentally undesirable, unless contradicted by further work. Test results also indicate that at-sea dispersed disposal of sulfate-rich (and, possibly, sulfite-rich) soil-like FGC wastes is sufficiently promising to merit further research. Likewise, results of this and other programs indicate that conventional or concentrated disposal of brick-like stabilized FGC wastes is also promising.
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "Apr. 1985." "EPA-600/7-85-001." Microfiche.