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Main Title Interim Guidelines for the Disposal/Destruction of PCBs and PCB Items by Non-Thermal Methods.
Author Sworzyn, E. M. ; Ackerman, D. G. ;
CORP Author TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-68-02-3174; EPA-60/2-82-069;
Stock Number PB82-217498
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Stability ; Environmental impact ; Catalysis ; Dechlorination ; Microwaves ; Photolysis ; Economics ; Substitutes ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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NTIS  PB82-217498 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 177p
Abstract
The report is an interim resource and guideline document to help EPA regional offices implement the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) regulations (40 CFR 761) for using non-thermal methods of destroying/disposing of PCBs. The report describes and evaluates various alternative chemical, physical, and biological PCB removal and/or destruction technologies, including: carbon adsorption; catalytic dehydrochlorination; chlorinolysis; sodium-based dechlorination; photolytic and microwave plasma destruction; catalyzed wet-air oxidation; and activated sludge, trickling filter, and other bacterial methods. The alternative technologies were evaluated using technical, regulatory, environmental impact, economic, and energy criteria. Because the technologies investigated are in various stages of development (only sodium-based dechlorination is available commercially), data deficiencies exist and good engineering judgment was used to supplement available quantitative information. Of the technologies evaluated, many show potential for >90% PCB destruction with minimum environmental impact and low-to-moderate economic cost. These technologies are: catalytic dehydrochlorination, sodium-based dechlorination, and photolytic and microwave plasma processes.