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Main Title Securing Containerized Hazardous Wastes with Polyethylene Resin and Fiberglass Encapsulates.
Author Lubowitz, H. R. ; Telles, R. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Polymers, Inc., Hawthorne, CA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-03-2483 ;EPA-68-03-2993; EPA/600-2-81-138;
Stock Number PB81-232449
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Encapsulating ; Polyethylene ; Fiberglass reinforced plastics ; Epoxy resins ; Waste disposal ; Plastics ; Performance evaluation ; Containers ; Safety ; Earth fills ; Tests ; Compression ; Tensile strength ; Leaching ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-232449 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 82p
This study investigates the fabrication and use of polyethylene resin and fiberglass to encapsulate and secure containerized hazardous wastes. Laboratory-scale encapsulates of composite structure were made from powdered, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and epoxy-resin-wetted fiberglass. Methods are described for fabricating encapsulates with seamless polyethylene walls backed by fiberglass, and a demonstration is given of their high performance under severe leaching and mechanical stresses. The objective of the study was to develop a method for securing hazardous wastes held either in small, corroding containers or in large ones such as 55-gal drums. The drums would be encapsulated on an as-is basis (i.e., their contents would not be emptied). Encapsulation would make them safe to transport and to deposit within a final disposal site such as a landfill. This study is a companion to two other documents investigating the use of plastics for the encapsulation of corroding containers of hazardous wastes: Securing Containerized Hazardous Wastes with Welded Polyethylene Encapsulates (PB81-231292) and Securing Containerized Hazardous Wastes by Encapsulation with Spray-on/Brush-on Resins.