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.


Environmental engineers, waste disposal engineers.

Table of Contents

Part I: Mercury Elemental Mercury in Soil and the Subsurface: Transformations and Environmental Transport Research Program for Dealing with Mercury in Soil at Natural Gas Industry Sites Mercury Containing Hazardous Wastes: Generation and Potential Reduction Recent Advances in the Analytical Techniques for the Quantification of Mercury and Mercury Compounds in Different Media Mercury in Sediments-How Clean is Clean? Effect of Chemical Form of Mercury on the Performance of Soils in Standard Leaching Tests Inter-Laboratory Testing for Mercury by TCLP and Source Reduction in the Lamp Manufacturing Industry Management of Medical Mercury Battery Wastes Through Source Substitution Recovery of Mercury D-009 and U-151 Waste from Soil Using Proven Physical and Gravimetric Methods Treatment and Mercury Recovery from Electrical Manufacturing Wastes Development of BDAT for the Thermal Treatment of K106 and Certain D009 Wastes Mercury Removal with Ionac Ion Exchange Resins Development of Bacterial Strains for the Remediation of Mercurial Wastes The Recovery of Mercury from Mineral Extraction Residues Using Hydrometallurgical Techniques High Vacuum Mercury Retort Recovery Still from Processing EPA D-009 Hazardous Waste Non-Thermal Processing of K106 Mercury Mud Biological and Physio-Chemical Remediation of Mercury-Contaminated Hazardous Waste PART II: Arsenic Introduction to Arsenic Chemistry and Analysis Arsenic Chemistry in Relation to the Disposal and Stability of Metallurgical Extraction Wastes Arsenic: Supply, Demand, and the Environment Recovery of Arsenic and a Raw Material for Reuse Alternative Preservative Systems: Pros and Cons Potential for Recovery


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William Andrew
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