Presidential Rapid Commercialization Initiative for mixed waste solvent extraction

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Recently, the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) has made some major steps in mixed waste treatment which have taken it closer to meeting final remediation goals. However, one major hurdle remains for the FEMP mixed waste treatment program, and that hurdle is tri-mixed waste. Tri-mixed is a term coined to describe low-level waste containing RCRA hazardous constituents along with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). The prescribed method for disposal of PCBs is incineration. In mixed waste treatment plans developed by the FEMP with public input, the FEMP committed to pursue non-thermal treatment methods and avoid the use of incineration. Through the SITE ... continued below

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Honigford, L.; Dilday, D.; Cook, D. & Sattler, J. March 1, 1997.

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Recently, the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) has made some major steps in mixed waste treatment which have taken it closer to meeting final remediation goals. However, one major hurdle remains for the FEMP mixed waste treatment program, and that hurdle is tri-mixed waste. Tri-mixed is a term coined to describe low-level waste containing RCRA hazardous constituents along with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). The prescribed method for disposal of PCBs is incineration. In mixed waste treatment plans developed by the FEMP with public input, the FEMP committed to pursue non-thermal treatment methods and avoid the use of incineration. Through the SITE Program, the FEMP identified a non-thermal treatment technology which uses solvents to extract PCBs. The technology belongs to a small company called Terra-Kleen Response Group, Inc. A question arose as to how can this new and innovative technology be implemented by a small company at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. The answer came in the form of the Rapid Commercialization Initiative (RCI) and the Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA). RCI is a program sponsored by the Department of commerce (DOC), DOE, Department of Defense (DOD), US EPA and various state agencies to aid companies to market new and innovative technologies.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97004117

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  • Waste Management `97, Tucson, AZ (United States), 2-7 Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE97004117
  • Report No.: FEMP--2535
  • Report No.: CONF-970335--32
  • Grant Number: AC24-92OR21972
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 459366
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678224

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Honigford, L.; Dilday, D.; Cook, D. & Sattler, J. Presidential Rapid Commercialization Initiative for mixed waste solvent extraction, article, March 1, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678224/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.