BEM3701 Columbia Southern Treating Hazardous Waste Streams Essay


Selecting the Appropriate Hazardous Waste Treatment Technologies

This assignment will give you an understanding of the unit operations and technologies available that can be employed in treating the different forms of hazardous wastes. Each waste profile needs to be evaluated against the advantages and disadvantages of different technologies to make the right selection.

Summarize the different thermal oxidation technologies that can be used to treat different types of hazardous waste streams. List in a table the advantages and disadvantages of each technology for the following:

  • toxic vapors that are collected in a manifold and discharged into a thermal oxidizer,
  • a waste stream comprised of methylene chloride and a mixture of alcohols that were used to remove impurities and by-products from the manufacturing process, and
  • a thick still bottoms slurry left over from a separation process.

If contaminated soil was required to be incinerated, which device would you recommend, and why?

Give your reasons for not selecting the other incineration devices.

Your essay must be a minimum of three pages, not counting title page and references page. Be sure to include an introduction.

You must include your textbook and at least two additional resources, preferably from the CSU Online Library or outside sources such as the Environmental Protection Agency. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA style.


WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES Municipal, Hazardous and Industrial by John Pichtel

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