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Main Title Thermal desorption treatment.
Author Baker, Gary. ; Oberacker, D. ; Lafornara, P. ; dePercin., P.
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/540/2-91/008; EPA-68-C8-0062
Stock Number PB91-228080
OCLC Number 31884529
Subjects Thermal desorption. ; Soil remediation.
Additional Subjects Waste treatment ; Hazardous materials ; Thermal environments ; Desorption ; Organic compounds ; Remedial action ; Soil treatment ; Performance evaluation ; Air pollution control ; Superfund ; Afterburning ; Technology utilization ; Separation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA/540/2-91/008 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EIAD  EPA/540/2-91/008 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/26/2010 DISPERSAL
EJAD  EPA 540/2-91-008 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/15/2011
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-2-91-008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/02/2010
EJBD  EPA 540-2-91-008 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/04/2013
EKAM  EPA/540/2-91/008 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 02/03/1995
EMBD  EPA/540/2-91/008 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
NTIS  PB91-228080 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 8 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Thermal desorption is an ex situ means to physically separate volatile and some semivolatile contaminants from soil, sediments, sludges, and filter cakes. For wastes containing up to 10% organics or less, thermal desorption can be used alone for site remediation. It also may find applications in conjunction with other technologies or be appropriate to specific operable units at a site. Site-specific treatability studies may be necessary to document the applicability and performance of a thermal desorption system. Thermal desorption is applicable to organic wastes and generally is not used for treating metals and other inorganics. Depending on the specific thermal desorption vendor selected, the technology heats contaminated media between 200-1000 F, driving off water and volatile contaminants. Offgases may be burned in an afterburner, condensed to reduce the volume to be disposed, or captured by carbon adsorption beds. The bulletin provides information on the technology applicability, limitations, the types of residuals produced, the latest performance data, site requirements, the status of the technology, and sources for further information.
Caption title. "May 1991." "EPA/540/2-91/008." Includes bibliographical references (page 8).