Advances in encapsulation technologies for the management of mercury-contaminated hazardous wastes.

  title={Advances in encapsulation technologies for the management of mercury-contaminated hazardous wastes.},
  author={P. Randall and S. Chattopadhyay},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  volume={114 1-3},
Although industrial and commercial uses of mercury have been curtailed in recent times, there is a demonstrated need for the development of reliable hazardous waste management techniques because of historic operations that have led to significant contamination and ongoing hazardous waste generation. This study was performed to evaluate whether the U.S. EPA could propose treatment and disposal alternatives to the current land disposal restriction (LDR) treatment standards for mercury. The focus… Expand
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