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Main Title Evaluation and Testing of a Protocol to Determine the Aerobic Degradation Potential of Hazardous Waste Constituents in Soil.
Author Safferman, S. I. ; Glaser, J. A. ; Shelton., D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD. Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/211;
Stock Number PB91-233296
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Aerobic processes ; Biological treatment ; Land pollution control ; Waste management ; US EPA ; US DOA ; Soil contamination ; Soil treatment ; Superfund ; Remedial action ; Biodeterioration ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-233296 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently testing a protocol for determining the 'Aerobic Degradation Potential of Hazardous Organic Constituents in Soil' to ensure its reliability, accuracy, cost effectiveness, and ease of use. This protocol is part of EPA's Office of Research and Development efforts to provide Federal and State EPA offices as well as consultants and industries with guidelines and encouragement for conducting standardized treatability studies. Testing of the protocol has been initiated with standardized soil (obtained from EPA's Synthetic Soil Matrix, Edison, NJ). Two surrogate pollutants, toluene, a volatile, and phenol, a semivolatile, are being tested as representative, easily biodegradable compounds. Critical aspects of the protocol involving the configuration of the test reactor and procedures for trapping the volatiles have been identified. Once fine tuning of the process is completed, testing of combinations of compounds in a variety of soil matrices is planned.