Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Environmental Assessment of the Barrel and Drum Reconditioning Industry.
Author Touhill, C. J. ; James, S. C. ;
CORP Author Baker (Michael), Jr., Inc., Beaver, PA. Baker/TSA Div.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-68-03-2905; EPA-600/J-83-150;
Stock Number PB84-153741
Additional Subjects Drums(Containers) ; Reconditioning ; Economic analysis ; Environmental impacts ; Steels ; Barrels(Containers) ; Reprints ; Recycling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-153741 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
Burying of steel drums that presently or formerly contained hazardous materials often represents a wasted resource. Such drums can be reconditioned using burning or washing processes to remove and accumulate hazardous material residues so that the steel drum can be returned safely to useful service. Moreover, when a drum's useful life is spent, drum cleaning permits safe ultimate disposal. Reconditioning processes either destroy the hazardous residues or concentrate them in a form more amenable to further treatment. Benefits of reconditioning steel drums are considerable. New drums cost nearly $20, and reconditioned ones are about $12. Thus, at waste disposal sites where there are thousands of drums, the potential reclamation value could be significant. Moreover, reclamation would help to alleviate a nationwide shortage of reconditionable 18-gage drums.