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Main Title Environmental contamination from trace elements in coal preparation wastes : a literature review and assessment /
Author Wewerka, E M ; Williams, J. M. ; Wanek, P. O. ; Olsen., J. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wewerka, E. M.
CORP Author United States. Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.); United States. Energy Research and Development Administration. Office of Assistant Administrator for Environment and Safety.; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/7-76-007; LA-6600-MS
Stock Number PB-267 339
OCLC Number 03618849
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Coal preparation. ; Trace elements. ; Coal-weathering. ; Coal preparation. ; Coal-weathering. ; Trace elements.
Additional Subjects Coal preparation ; Trace elements ; Coal-weathering ; Coal preparation ; Environmental surveys ; Reviews ; Assessment ; Industrial waste treatment ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Materials recovery ; Minerals ; Combustion products ; Concentration(Composition) ; Information retrieval
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/18/2014
EJED  EPA 600/7-76-007 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKAM  EPA 600/7-76-007 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/08/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/7-76-007 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/10/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-76-007 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-267 339 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 61 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of collecting and evaluating available information on the chemistry and behavior of trace elements in coal preparation wastes, and assessing the potential for environmental contamination from the trace elements in these wastes. Only limited attention has been given previously to the chemistry of trace elements in coal waste materials; however, most of the knowledge concerning trace elements and minerals in raw coals can be applied directly to coal wastes. Nearly every naturally occurring element is likely to be present in coal and coal refuse. The fate of these elements during coal preparation is poorly defined; but, large concentrations of trace elements are discarded in the washing refuse. Although the behavior of trace elements during refuse weathering, leaching, and burning is not well understood, sufficient data exists to show that toxic or harmful quantities of elements (e.g., Fe, Al, Mn, Co, Ni, and Zn) are often released to the environment. A comprehensive assessment of the full potential for environmental contamination from the trace elements in these wastes cannot be made without further extensive research.
Prepared by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory under EPA/ERDA Interagency Agreement No. IAG-D5-E681, Program Element No. EHB527 for U.S. EPA and U.S. ERDA, Office of Assistant Administrator for Environment and Safety. Issued Aug. 1976. Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-60).