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Main Title Pilot-Scale Incineration of PCB-Contaminated Sediments from the Hot Spot of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site.
Author Waterland, L. R. ; Whitworth, W. E. ; Richards, M. K. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Jefferson, AR. Incineration Research Facility.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-C9-0038; EPA/600/A-92/187;
Stock Number PB92-227321
Additional Subjects Superfund ; Sediments ; Waste disposal ; Incineration ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Combustion efficiency ; Metals ; Air pollution abatement ; Dewatering ; Remedial action ; Performance evaluation ; Reprints ; New Bedford Harbor ; EPA Region 1
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Testing was performed at the EPA's Incineration Research Facility (IRF) to determine the incinerability of contaminated marine sediment from the Hot Spot in the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site. The contaminants at this site were PCBs, at concentrations up to >200,000 mg/kb, and metals, chiefly cadmium, chromium, copper, and lead, at concentrations up to several hundred mg/kg. Sediments were incinerated without dewatering. Tests were run on sediments spiked with pure PCB transformer fluid and a brief period of operation with native sediment alone, or unspiked. Test results suggest that incineration would be an effective treatment option for the site sediments. However, sediment dewatering prior to incineration and/or incinerating for a longer kiln solids residence time might be required to produce a treated sediment not contaminated by PCBs.