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Title: By-products of the Thermal Treatment of Hazardous Waste: Formation and Health Effects.

Authors: Walsh, Maud; Cormier, Stephania; Varner, Kurt; Dellinger, Barry

Published In EM (Pittsburgh Pa), (2010 Apr)

Abstract: Destruction of toxic chemicals by thermal treatment can be a highly effective method for remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous substances. Of the 977 Superfund source control treatment projects in the United States from 1982 to 2005, 16% used incineration or other thermal treatments (the proportion is similar for 126 projects in the period 2002-2005).(1) However, as with other technologies, if thermal treatments are not matched correctly with the site or are improperly operated, harmful by-products can form, requiring further treatment.

PubMed ID: 22684359 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: No MeSH terms associated with this publication

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