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Main Title Fate of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in soil following stabilization with quicklime /
Author Einhaus, Robert L.
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Author Title of a Work
Honarkhah, Issa.
Erickson, Patricia.
CORP Author Technology Applications, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/052; 68-C0-0001
Stock Number PB92-114487
OCLC Number 24620230
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects. ; Lime.
Additional Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Stabilization ; Calcium oxides ; Path of pollutants ; Waste treatment ; US EPA ; In-situ processing ; Soil treatment ; Substitutes ; Soil contamination ; Experimental design ; Test chambers ; Decomposition ; Cooperative agreements
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EHAM  QK545.P6.E36 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-91-052 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/26/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-91-052 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/02/2016
ELBD  EPA 600-2-91-052 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/25/1998
ELDD  EPA/600/2-91/052 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 05/30/1992
ESAD  EPA 600-2-91-052 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB92-114487 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 114 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Over the past two years, EPA Regional staff have made observations at several field sites that suggested an inexpensive alternative treatment for PCBs using quicklime containing materials. As a consequence of these observations, EPA entered into a cooperative agreement with RMC Environmental and Analytical Laboratories. However, the small project did not include all the experiments needed to prove chemical decomposition of PCBs as the major effect of quicklime treatment. An in-house project was designed to answer questions about quicklime treatment of PCBs. Synthetic soil samples were spiked with three PCB congeners (3.5-dichlorobiphenyl, 3,3;5,5'-tetrachlorobiphenyl, and 2,2;4,4;5,5;-hexochlorobiphenyl) and treatment with quicklime and water. PCB losses (60% to 85%) were evidenced after five hours of treatment. However evaporation and steam stripping at elevated temperature conditions, rather than PCB decomposition, accounted for most of the losses observed. The amounts of observed dechlorination products were not dependent on the duration of lime treatment and no evidence of phenyl-phenyl bond cleavage was found. The use of quicklime as an in-situ treatment of removal of PCBs is not supported by these results.
"EPA/600/2-91/52." "September 1991." "Contract Number 68-C0-0001." "Technology Applications, Inc." Includes bibliographical references.