Mercury and Arsenic Wastes

For a Very Large Scale Integration


  • . USEPA

The book provides state-of-the-art information on removal, recovery, treatment, and disposal of mercury and arsenic wastes, based on a workshop held in Alexandria, Virginia in August 1992. The goals of the workshop were: 1) to examine the fundamentals and analytical issues related to mercury and arsenic compounds; 2) to disseminate information on the state of practice of source reductiontechnologies that recover or remove mercury and arsenic from industrial wastes'and recycling or reuse processes; and 3) to discuss existing and emerging technologies that treat industrial wastes or contaminated soil and water, and the storage and disposal of treated wastes. The book is presented in two parts Mercury and Arsenic and contains extended summaries of papers presented at the workshop. The areas covered are fundamentals, analytical techniques/characterization; removal, recovery, and reuse; and treatment, storage, and disposal.
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Environmental engineers, waste disposal engineers.


Book information

  • Published: December 1993
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1326-1

Table of Contents

Part I: MercuryElemental Mercury in Soil and the Subsurface: Transformations and Environmental TransportResearch Program for Dealing with Mercury in Soil at Natural Gas Industry SitesMercury Containing Hazardous Wastes: Generation and Potential ReductionRecent Advances in the Analytical Techniques for the Quantification of Mercury and Mercury Compounds in Different MediaMercury in Sediments-How Clean is Clean?Effect of Chemical Form of Mercury on the Performance of Soils in Standard Leaching TestsInter-Laboratory Testing for Mercury by TCLP and Source Reduction in the Lamp Manufacturing IndustryManagement of Medical Mercury Battery Wastes Through Source SubstitutionRecovery of Mercury D-009 and U-151 Waste from Soil Using Proven Physical and Gravimetric MethodsTreatment and Mercury Recovery from Electrical Manufacturing WastesDevelopment of BDAT for the Thermal Treatment of K106 and Certain D009 WastesMercury Removal with Ionac Ion Exchange ResinsDevelopment of Bacterial Strains for the Remediation of Mercurial WastesThe Recovery of Mercury from Mineral Extraction Residues Using Hydrometallurgical TechniquesHigh Vacuum Mercury Retort Recovery Still from Processing EPA D-009 Hazardous WasteNon-Thermal Processing of K106 Mercury MudBiological and Physio-Chemical Remediation of Mercury-Contaminated Hazardous WastePART II: ArsenicIntroduction to Arsenic Chemistry and AnalysisArsenic Chemistry in Relation to the Disposal and Stability of Metallurgical Extraction WastesArsenic: Supply, Demand, and the EnvironmentRecovery of Arsenic and a Raw Material for ReuseAlternative Preservative Systems: Pros and ConsPotential for Recovery of CCA from F035 Wood Preserving OperationsReuse of Wood Preservative That Contains ArsenicOsmose Water Purification System to Remove CCA Contaminants from WaterThe Cashman and Other Hydrometallurgical Process Treatments of Polymetallic Arsenical Dusts, Sludges, and WastesArsenic Extraction from Silt and ClaysThe Behavior of Arsenic in a Rotary Kiln IncineratorRemoval of Arsenic from Wastewaters and Stabilization of Arsenic Bearing Waste SolidsTreatment of Landban-Varianced Arsenic Wastes at TSDFsCharacterization of Arsenic-Containing Mining/Smelting Wastes in the Clark Fork Basin, MT and Some Potential Remediation TechnologiesSolidification/Stabilization of Arsenic CompoundsVitrification of Waste Streams Containing RCRA Metal Compounds