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Main Title Literature-Review Screening Techniques for the Evaluation of Land Treatment of Industrial Wastes.
Author Berkowitz, J. ; Goodman, B. ; Harris, J. ; Scow, K. ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-68-03-2930; EPA-600/2-83-108;
Stock Number PB84-110386
Additional Subjects Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Reviews ; Tables(Data) ; Organic compounds ; Cyanides ; Land disposal ; Liquid waste disposal ; Heavy metals
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-110386 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 62p
This report describes a four-stage screening process for identifying waste streams that are listed as hazardous in the Federal Register (Vol. 45, pp. 74890-74892, November 12, 1980) and that are promising candidates for land treatment research. The first stage used an inorganic screen for waste streams listed as hazardous solely on the basis of heavy metal content. Stage 2 used an organic screen for waste streams listed as hazardous solely on the basis of organic chemical content. The screening was based primarily on the potential for degradation of hazardous components in the soil. Stage 3 applied an inorganic and an organic screen in sequence to the two waste streams listed as hazardous because they contained both heavy metals and organic chemicals. Stage 4 involved waste streams listed as hazardous on the basis of cyanide content. Available data were insufficient to identify promising research candidates. Therefore, cyanides can be degraded in a suitable designed land treatment facility. The land-limiting constituent of these waste streams is more likely to be heavy metals than cyanides.