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Main Title Characterization of PCB transformer/capacitor fluids and correlation with PCDDs and PCDFs in soot /
Author Campbell, Beverly.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lee, Anthony,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600-S2-87-004
OCLC Number 21278172
Subjects Chlorobenzene--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Electric transformers--Environmental aspects.
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-87-004 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/29/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-87-004 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/06/2018
Collation 5 pages ; 28 cm
Notes Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "Apr. 1987." "EPA/600-S2-87-004."
Contents Notes "Dielectric fluids in transformers and capacitors often contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or chlorobenzenes. These substances may generate polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) under certain conditions of combustion/pyrolysis. When electrical equipment containing these fluids is involved in an accidental fire, the resulting smoke, soot, and residues may be contaminated with PCDDs, PCDFs, and other chlorinated hydrocarbons. The full report contains a review of several laboratory studies investigating the sources of PCDDs and PCDFs as well as the conditions under which they are formed. In addition, some data from sites of actual fire incidents are available and are discussed. Chlorobenzenes and PCBs do not form PCDDs and PCDFs when heated in the absence of oxygen. During fires, the dielectric fluid of transformers or capacitors may be leaked or vented from ruptured casings. With exposure to oxygen, PCBs can produce PCDFs and chlorobenzenes can produce PCDDs. The particular isomers of PCDDs and PCDFs formed are related to the number of chlorine substituents in the reacting material."
Place Published Cincinnati, Ohio
Access Notes Also available via the World Wide Web.
Corporate Au Added Ent Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory.
PUB Date Free Form 1987
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20100505173157
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.89/2:600/S 2-87/004
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02700cam 2200397Ia 45020