SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1986

Procedures for Characterizing Effects of Organics on Solidification/Stabilization of Hazardous Wastes


The mechanisms whereby organic hazardous wastes interact with cement matrices is important for characterizing existing and future solidification/stabilization technologies and for evaluating these technologies using short-term testing techniques. In the complex chemistry of cement setting reactions, many phases are formed. Consequently it is necessary to use a variety of microscopic and microanalytical tools in studies of these systems. Methods employed in the present study are scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, electron probe microanalysis, and X-ray powder diffraction. Examples of the application of these techniques to studies of cement containing para-bromophenol are presented. The organic appears to occupy several different environments, and an inhomogeneous distribution of the phenol among the phases of hydrated portland cement can be demonstrated.

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Tittlebaum, ME
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Eaton, HC
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Cartledge, FK
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Walsh, MB
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Roy, A
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
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Developed by Committee: D34
Pages: 308–318
DOI: 10.1520/STP23086S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4994-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0931-5