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Main Title Glidden Company, Naval Stores Division, Jacksonville. Florida. A Study of the Characteristics of the Wastes Resulting from the Destructive Distillation of Pine Wood.
Author Minc, Virgil A. ; Harri, Robert L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Health Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1952
Stock Number PB-215 406
Additional Subjects ( Wood products ; Industrial wastes) ; ( Water pollution ; Wood products) ; Wood processing industry
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-215 406 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 61p
The liquid waste directly resulting from the wood pyrolysis is known as pyroligneous acid liquor and is an extremely complex mixture containing at least 35 identifiable organic compounds, many of which are water soluble. It is a dark red-brown liquid having a strong acid reaction and a peculiar empyreumatic odor. The yield of pyroligneous acid liquor from softwood distillation is 50 to 60 per cent of the weight of the wood processed. The volume at the plant amounted to 15,000 gallons per day. This waste has limited uses as a disinfectant, weed killer, and meat curing agent, but probably accounts for less than 2 per cent of the total production. The largest percentage goes to waste. The only other waste associated with the destructive distillation process is condenser cooling water. (Author)