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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Assessment of Problems Associated with Landfilling or Land Application of pesticide Waste and Feasibility of Cleanup by Microbial Degradation

Title:
Assessment of Problems Associated with Landfilling or Land Application of pesticide Waste and Feasibility of Cleanup by Microbial Degradation

Abstract:
Land application of pesticide wastes has been proposed as a cleanup and detoxification method for highly contaminated soils at agrochemical retail facilities. If proven feasible, land application technology would be more cost effective than landfilling and would be more likely to result in detoxification of the waste. As a follow-up to a pilot study on the feasibility of land application of herbicide waste, this project investigated several problems with land application. In addition, this project tested the capability of adapted microorganisms in combination with organic amendments to enhance the detoxification of herbicide waste in soil. Written by Allan Felsot, E. Kudjo Dzantor, Laurie Case, and Rex Liebl. (PDF Format; Length: 83 pages)

URL:
http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_docs/rr/RR-E53b.PDF

Source:
Illinois Waste Management & Research Center (WMRC)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
July 1991

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