The recent stringent controls that have been introduced for the regulation of toxic materials within the water cycle have been accompanied by regulations in the control of toxic wastes, many of which have been disposed of arbitrarily to land leading to significant leachate and water contamination problems. The increasing rate of production of complex and toxic industrial wastes made it imperative that methods of waste management were developed that were both safe and effective. Stabilization is a pre-treatment process that induces chemical change to a waste to form insoluble compounds that entrap toxic elements or compounds in an impervious polymer or stable crystal lattice.
|Journal||Effluent & Water Treatment Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1983|
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