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Main Title Trace elements, leaching and health risks from municipal waste combustion ash /
Author Wiles, C. ; Kosson, D. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kosson, David S.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.;Rutgers - The State Univ., Piscataway, NJ. Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/043
Stock Number PB92-153311
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Leaching. ; Biodegradation. ; Groundwater--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Municipal wastes ; Incineration ; Air pollution control ; Residues ; Trace elements ; Metals ; Fly ash ; Ashes ; Energy recovery ; Leaching ; Waste treatment ; Waste utilization ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Inorganic salts ; Reprints ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction
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NTIS  PB92-153311 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 11 pages ; 28 cm
Combustion of municipal solid waste results in significant reduction of mass and volume (approximately 80% and 90% respectively) with recovery of usable energy in the form of steam or electricity. However, inorganic species including toxic metals and salts are concentrated in the incinerator residuals. Bottom ash and fly ash have been the focus of considerable controversy because of the potential leaching of salts and trace species such as lead, cadmium and other metals. The paper will present current data describing ash properties, leaching and treatment alternatives. USEPA's current program of testing for evaluating treatment and reuse methods will also be described.
"October 1989." "EPA/600/2-88/064." PB92-153311. "Paper presented at the EPRI meeting in Springfield, MA on October 12, 1989." Microfiche.