DETOXICATION AND DISPOSAL OF CRESOL-CONTAINING WASTE FROM CLEANING OPERATIONS
NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER LAKEHURST NJ AERONAUTICAL MATERIALS LAB
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Several of the cleaning compounds used by the field activities engaged in maintenance and overhaul work contain cresol, or other phenolic compounds as ingredients in their formulations. Elimination of ingredients of this type was considered necessary since their biocidal properties made their ultimate discharge into sewage systems objectionable. However, its elimination from all cleaning compound formulations has not been accomplished. Until such a time as cresol and other phenolic compounds have been totally eliminated, it is felt that the minimal amounts of these materials remaining in use can be rendered safe for disposal by suitable pretreatment. Adequate pretreatment could be economically accomplished by either of the two processes currently used by industry. These consist of removing the cresols by steam stripping and recovery for future use, or by acidification and disposal of the cresol-bearing layer by burning.
- Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives
- Water Pollution and Control