Mobility of dioxins and furans from stabilized incineration residue in seawater

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Marine Sciences Research Center
Wente, Maryann Maertz
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , Incineration > Environmental aspects > New York (State) > Long Island. , Marine pollution > New York (State) > Long Island. , Dioxins > Environmental aspects. , Furans > Environmental aspects.
from the abstract, ". . .Residues from several municipal solid waste incinerator facilities were analyzed for dioxin and furan concentrations. Levels within fly ash samples ranged between no detection (ND) - 1250 ng/g of ash and ND - 450 ng/g for total PCDD's and PCDFs, respectively. Levels within combined ash samples ranged between ND - 60 ng/g and ND- 17 ng/g for PCDD's and PCDFs, [respectively]. Mobilization of dioxins and furans from raw incinerator ash and stabilized incinerator ash was investigated in seawater and distilled water using tank leachate and sequential batch extraction techniques. No dioxins or furans were detected in any leachate or water extract. The data from this study suggests that dioxins and furans associated with incinerator residues are not readily released from raw ash or stabilized ash into seawater or distilled water."
x, 101 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.