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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN: RECLAMATION OF LEAD FROM SUPERFUND WASTE MATERIAL USING SECONDARY LEAD SMELTERS

Citation:

Paff, S. EMERGING TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN: RECLAMATION OF LEAD FROM SUPERFUND WASTE MATERIAL USING SECONDARY LEAD SMELTERS. EPA/540/F-94/510, 1994.

Impact/Purpose:

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Description:

This process involves incorporating lead-contaminated Superfund waste with the regular feed to a secondary lead smelter. Since secondary lead smelters already recover lead from recycled automobile batteries, it seems likely that this technology could be used to treat waste from lead-acid battery contaminated Superfund sites. Such sites are very widespread and constitute a significant problem in site remediation. The overall process involves acquiring the waste material, transporting it to a secondary smelter, blending it with typical feeds, and smelting it to reclaim usable lead. A schematic of this process is shown in Figure 1.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SITE DOCUMENT/BULLETIN)
Product Published Date: 09/01/1994
Record Last Revised: 09/03/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 127738