pcb disposal Articles

  • The 1998 PCB Disposal Amendments: Guide to the 1998 PCB "Mega Rule"

    INTRODUCTION On June 29, 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a sweeping series of changes in the PCB regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Commonly known as the Mega-Rule or PCB Disposal Amendments (due to its focus largely on waste management issues), this long-awaited rule encompasses more than 80 changes in the regulations and spans more ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Sonic Shakes Up PCB Disposal Process

    It´s not often that a new technology can be used to complete erradicate a decades old problem, but a dynamic yough Vancouver company has alrealy started doing exactly that. Sonic Environmental Solutions' approach is been heralded as the world's solution to PCB contamination - a pollution problem that has plagued a community since the dangers were first discovered in the ...


  • PCB clean-up national theatre of Oldenburg, Germany

    PCB is a chemical mixture, the dangers of which - similar to asbestos - were underestimated for a long time. The positive characteristics of PCB were the center of attention, the health-endangering effects became obvious only later - among the others in the national theatre ...

  • PCB clean-up on behalf of the United Nations

    The Environmental Services group of ABB won a contract from the United Nations (UNOPS) for the clean-up and of a PCB spill in Yugoslavia and for the disposal of the resulting PCB wastes. This project is the first clean-up of ...

  • Case study - PCB Containment - ICA of Jacksonville

    Location: Jacksonville, FL System Applied: JBT 303 Substrate / Area: PCB Containment, 38,000 sq.ft. Date Completed: November 2005 Quality Control: Dudley Primeaux II, Primeaux Associates, LLC Project Description The building was scheduled for demolition, but the existing slab was impacted with PCB. It was ...

  • Establishing PCB Cleanup Levels for Historical Spills in Texas

    INTRODUCTIONPolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a mixture of chlorine atoms and biphenyl molecules that combine to form complex chlorinated organic compounds that were manufactured and widely used in the United States from the 1940s through 1978. The chemical characteristics of PCBs made them desirable for use because of their electrical properties and low flammability. Unfortunately, the PCBs ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Activated Carbon Applications Excel at PCB Removal

    TIGG’s GAC adsorption equipment is used to remove PCBs from groundwater. For more than 50 years, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commonly used in industrial materials including, caulking, cutting oils, inks, paints and as dielectric fluids in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors. Concerns over health effects led to a North American ban of ...


    By TIGG, LLC

  • Method of low temperature pyrolysis as an answer for PCBs utilization.

    When people buy new computers, TV-sets or trendy mobile phones they do not think much about the future of substituted models. In a consumer society where devices are changed due to their obsolescence rather than break down the problem of pollution by e-wastes becomes more relevant. Disposal of printed circuit ...


    By Technokomplex

  • Firm pioneers PCB clean-up solution

    Untitled Document A Vancouver firm's bid to test a revolutionary technology that could provide a solution to the world's PCB problems was given initial support from Richmond's community ...


  • Confined disposal facilities: History and trends

    ABSTRACT Confined disposal facilities with filter layers have been used for disposal of dredged sediments for decades. Recent assessment of the environmental risk of contaminants in sediments has resulted in the use of lined confined disposal facilities. A case history outlines a contaminated sediment disposal facility designed with geosynthetics. Trends indicate more stringent requirements for ...


    By CETCO

  • PCB Decontamination Methods for Achieving TSCA Compliance During Facility Decommissioning Projects

    ABSTRACT Facility decommissioning projects often include an environmental component that involves the identification of chemicals and hazardous building materials used at the site, decontamination or abatement of those materials, and proper disposal. PCBs are one chemical hazard that may need to be addressed during the dismantling of older industrial facilities. The continued use and handling ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Bioremediation of PCB & Pesticide Contaminated Soils Utilizing Gene Expression Factors

     Abstract Historically soils contaminated by persistent organic compounds such as pesticides and PCBs were not considered good candidates for bioremediation due to the simple fact that the chemical industry designed these compounds to withstand the destructive effects of natural attenuation through weathering and microbial activity. Although the chemical industry has long appreciated the ...


  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • Contaminants in wildlife utilising confined disposal facilities

    Voles, shrews and aquatic plants from the Thunder Bay Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) and hatchery-reared ducks, released and recaptured four and 10 weeks after release, were analysed for heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Metal concentrations in duck livers were comparable to our control site values and other reported studies. Metal concentrations in voles and shrews were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Muncher prototype providing greener option for waste disposal

    Revolutionizing the way companies and facilities dispose of everyday waste and materials, Nevada-based company Ecologico-Logic is unveiling and demonstrating its machine prototype, the Muncher, as an environmentally friendly alternative to waste disposal.   Ecologico-Logic consists of seven individuals with strong backgrounds in business, manufacturing, mechanical ...


    By Eco Sphere Sciences, Inc.

  • Sludge Disposal that’s Sustainable, Safe and Economically Viable

    The Kemwater Recycling Process – KREPRO for treatment of sewage sludge is based on a completely new separation technology, which uses existing knowledge in an innovative way. It reduces both the organic and inorganic content of the sludge. The organic content is re-duced by about 30% and the inorganic about 70% if digested sludge is treated. All metals and salts are dissolved; the remaining ...


  • Continued Use of PCB-Contaminated Concrete Through Implementation of the 40 CFR 761.30(p) Use Authorization

    The 40 CFR 761.30(p) use authorization for PCB-contaminated porous surfaces was applied to concrete floors at an electric utility’s transformer shop and PCB storage building. This authorization allows PCB-contaminated concrete to be managed in place while it remains in service, provided that it is surface washed, encapsulated, and marked to indicate the presence of PCBs that will ultimately need ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • A Case Study Of The Continued Use Of PCB-Contaminated Concrete Through Implementation Of The 40 CFR 761.30(P) Use Authorization

    The 40 CFR 761.30(p) use authorization for PCB-contaminated porous surfaces was applied to concrete floors at an electric utility’s transformer shop and PCB storage building. This authorization allows PCB-contaminated concrete to be managed in place while it remains in service, provided that it is surface washed, encapsulated, and marked to indicate the presence of PCBs that will ultimately need ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Small Diameter Pipe Wipe Sampling for PCBs: Technology Review and Status of EPA Approval

    ABSTRACT The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations governing management of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the electric and gas industry include a series of options for abandoning pipe in place and managing pipe removed for disposal. The management options available to owners are different and, in some respects, more stringent for pipe that is less than or equal to 4 inches in ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Innovations in Site Characterization. Case Study: Dexsil L2000 PCB/Chloride Analyzer for Drum Surfaces

     Executive Summary This case study describes a field analytical method that was used to measure PCB surficial contamination in empty drums to be cleaned by a new process. Approximately 7,000 empty 55-gallon drums that previously contained PCB-contaminated material had accumulated at the Department of Energy (DOE)’s East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge, TN. Because disposal of these ...

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