Field Scale Solidification/Stabilization of Hazardous Wastes

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by M. John Cullinane, Jr., US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering:

Abstract: The selection of appropriate remedial action measures only takes place after a full evaluation of all feasible alternatives. An alternative to off site disposal is solidification/stabilization and on site disposal of hazardous wastes. Four basic scenarios are developed for application of solidification/stabilization technology to remedial action sites: in drum, in situ, plant mixing, and area mixing. Additional modifications of the basic scenarios are also presented. The four scenarios are based on a nationwide survey of existing field scale solidification/stabilization practices. Information is presented on site specific applications, equipment requirements, cost factors, effectiveness, and safety considerations. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Solid wastes | Solidification | Remediation | Waste sites | Occupational safety | Hazardous wastes | Waste disposal | Field tests |

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