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Control technology assessment of hazardous waste disposal operations in chemicals manufacturing, walk-through survey report, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan.

Authors
Anastas M; Wang CK
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CT 103-12a, 1982 Aug; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
00134986
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted to assess engineering controls for hazardous waste disposal operations at Dow Chemical Company (SIC- 2800), Midland, Michigan in June 1981. Hazardous wastes generated at the facility were disposed of by incineration, waste water treatment, deep well injection, and landfilling. The incineration operations were toured. Incineration was conducted using natural gas supplemented fuel. Exhaust gases from a rotary kiln went through an afterburner for complete combustion, a quench chamber, a Venturi scrubber, a demister, and an electrostatic precipitator before exiting through the stack. Engineering controls in the incinerator operations consisted of safety devices and mechanisms that included overpressure relief values incorporated into the rotary kiln, and barriers that protected control room workers against fire and explosion. Company industrial hygienists conducted routine area and wipe sampling at a number of sites in the incinerator area. The authors conclude that the company conducts a state of the art incineration operation. A brief one day site survey of the incinerator is recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Engineering; Industrial-wastes; Waste-disposal-systems; Incinerators; Industrial-hygiene; Exhaust-gases; Region-5
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-242023
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
CT-103-12a
NIOSH Division
DPSE
SIC Code
2800
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MI; OH
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