Managing Dioxin

by Robert A. Olexsey, Chf.; Treatment Technology Staff, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab., U.S. E.P.A., Cincinnati, OH 45268,
Harry M. Freeman, Research Program Mgr.; Treatment Technology Staff, Hazardous Waste Engrg. Research Lab., U.S. E.P.A., Cincinnati, OH 45268,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 2, Pg. 60-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Dioxins, among the most toxic compounds known to man, are by-products from production of other chemical products. There are currently about 5000 metric tons of dioxin-containing wastes in storage and awaiting treatment in the United States. This article discusses the dioxin waste problems and describes some technologies which offer the prospect of solution of the problem.

Subject Headings: Hazardous wastes | Dioxin | Toxicity | Waste management | Waste treatment

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