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Main Title Assessment of incineration as a treatment method for liquid organic hazardous wastes : summary and conclusions /
Author Retzer, Joe
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Publisher The Office,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 230-02-86-002
Stock Number PB86-162740
OCLC Number 12219334
Subjects Hazardous substances. ; Incineration.
Additional Subjects Hazardous substances ; Incineration ; Air pollution control ; Incinerators ; Liquid wastes ; Oceans ; Organic compounds ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Assessments ; Hazardous materials
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-2-86-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/05/2010
EJBD  EPA 230-2-86-002 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/14/2013
EJDD  EPA-230/2-86-002 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 06/29/1991
EKAM  EPA/230/02-86/002 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/31/1998
ELBD RPS EPA 230-2-86-002 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/05/2017
ELBD RPS EPA 230-02-86-002 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/13/2019
NTIS  PB86-162740 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation [5], 101 pages ; 28 cm
The study assesses the use of incineration for treatment of liquid organic hazardous wastes, including its advantages and disadvantages, and the issues associated with its use. The central focus is on comparing land-based and ocean-based incineration to assist EPA in making decisions relative to ocean incineration. General conclusions to be drawn from the study are: (1) Incineration is a valuable and environmentally sound treatment option for destroying liquid organic hazardous wastes; (2) Although the types of risks and risk levels differ slightly, there is no clear preference for ocean or land incineration in terms of risks to human health and the environment; (3) Current commercial and on-site land-based incineration capacity is adequate to handle existing demand (except for PCBs); however, future demand will significantly exceed capacity as land disposal options are restricted; (4) Despite substantial existing information on incinerator performance, continuing research is needed to improve current knowledge of combustion processes and effects; and (5) To better address public concerns on incineration, EPA needs to improve public communications efforts and provide more visible leadership in the area of hazardous waste management.
"March 1985." From R10 ARU.