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HAZARDOUS WASTE DECONTAMINATION WITH PLASMA REACTORS
Staley*, L. HAZARDOUS WASTE DECONTAMINATION WITH PLASMA REACTORS. C. Hoelzel (ed.), HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CONTROL. Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute, Greenbelt, MD, 3(2):67-71, (1990).
To evaluate the potential use of plasma technology to decontaminate hazardous waste.
The use of electrical energy in the form of plasma has been considered as a potentially efficient means of decontaminating hazardous waste, although to date only a few attempts have been made to do so. There are a number of relative advantages and some potential disadvantages to using plasma for hazardous waste treatment. But since the data are limited, more questions than answers are at hand. I hope the questions presented here will stimulate discussion; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is interested in obtaining as much information as possible on plasma technology. It is under evaluation for potential use in hazardous waste decontamination. Copy available at NTIS as PB-91-196394.