||Engineering bulletin : Pyrolysis treatment.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Office of Research and Development,
Organic wastes--United States--Purificiation. ;
Decomposition (Chemistry) ;
Organic wastes--Purificiation--United States
Remedial action ;
Waste treatment ;
Hazardous materials ;
Soil treatment ;
Heat treatment ;
Organic compounds ;
Performance evaluation ;
Information transfer ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||8 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The Engineering Bulletins are a series of documents that summarize the latest information available on selected treatment and site remediation technologies and related issues. Pyrolysis is formally defined as chemical decomposition induced in organic materials by heat in the absence of oxygen. Pyrolysis is a thermal process that transforms hazardous organic materials into gaseous components and a solid residue (coke) containing fixed carbon and ash. Upon cooling, the gaseous components condense, leaving an oil/tar residue. Pyrolysis is applicable to a wide range of organic wastes and is generally not used in treating wastes consisting primarily of inorganics and metals. The bulletin provides information on the technology applicability, the types of residuals resulting from the use of the technology, the latest performance data, site requirements, the status of the technology, and where to go for further information.
Caption title. "October 1992." Includes bibliographical references (page 6). "EPA/540/S-92/010." Microfiche.