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Main Title Remaining issues over hazardous waste thermal destruction /
Author Oppelt, E. Timothy.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/243
Stock Number PB87-116406
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Air pollution ; Waste disposal ; Combustion products ; Contaminants ; Byproducts ; Thermal degradation ; Volatile organic compounds ; Air sampling ; Heavy metals
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-116406 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 20 pages ; 28 cm
Since 1980, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has conducted extensive research to assess the performance of hazardous waste thermal destruction processes. Some members of the scientific and the environmental action community remain concerned about the long-term safety of the technology. The issues most frequently raised pertain to the possibility that harmful levels of heavy metals and incomplete combustion by-products may still be emitted from thermal destruction facilities that are otherwise meeting the current RCRA standards. The paper will summarize the most recent data on thermal destruction facility performance with particular attention to metal and organic by-product emissions. Ongoing EPA research in the area and in real-time monitoring will be discussed. Real versus perceived concerns over thermal destruction will be put in perspective.
"October 1986." Microfiche.