Potential of thermal treatment for decontamination of mercury containing wastes from chlor-alkali industry.

@article{Busto2011PotentialOT,
  title={Potential of thermal treatment for decontamination of mercury containing wastes from chlor-alkali industry.},
  author={Yailen Busto and Xiomara Cabrera and F. M. G. Tack and Marc G. Verloo},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2011},
  volume={186 1},
  pages={114-8}
}
Old dumps of mercury waste sludges from chlor-alkaline industry are an environmental threat if not properly secured. Thermal retortion can be used to remove mercury from such wastes. This treatment reduces the total mercury content, and also may reduce the leachability of the residual mercury. The effects of treatment temperature and treatment time on both residual mercury levels and mercury leachability according to the US EPA TCLP leaching procedure, were investigated. Treatment for 1h at 800… CONTINUE READING

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