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Guidance documents on PCBs

General information on PCBs

This section contains general information on the chemical proprieties of PCBs.

 

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PCBs: The Forgotten Legacy - A Threat to Human Health and the Environment (PCB Elimination Network, 2016)125.54 K
PCBs: The Forgotten Legacy - Elimination: How Far Did We Get? (PCB Elimination Network, 2016)135.42 K
PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS. An Assessment Report on: DDT Aldrin Dieldrin Endrin Chlordane Heptachlor Hexachlorobenzene Mirex Toxaphene Polychlorinated Biphenyls Dioxins and Furans 124.35 K116.87 K

Inventory of PCBs

These documents provide guidance on identifying and inventorying equipment and liquids containing or contaminated with PCBs

 

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PCB Inventory Form202 K57.4 K
Guidelines for the identification of PCBs and materials containing PCBs289.01 K
PCB inventory guidance (PCB Elimination Network, February 2016)806.47 K1.49 MB
PCBs Elimination Network (PEN) magazine4.17 MB

Environmentally sound management of PCBs

These documents provide information on all aspects related to the environmentally sound management of PCBs, including inventories, national PCB plans, regulatory frameworks, handling, transport, storage and disposal, as well as advice on potential funding mechanisms for PCB management and disposal.


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Preparation of a National Environmentally Sound Management Plan for PCBs and PCB-Contaminated Equipment - Training Manual5.52 MB
Updated technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) or polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)200.5 K85.66 K
Updated general technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants (POPs)613.5 K420.98 K
PCB management guidance - Maintenance, Handling, Transport and Interim Storage of Liquids Containing PCB and Equipment Contaminated with PCB (PCB Elimination Network, June 2016)397 K865 K
Framework for the management of PCBs71.35 K
PCB Transformers and Capacitors - From Management to Reclassification and Disposal298.15 K

Disposal of PCBs

These documents provide specific information on the disposal of PCBs, on the one hand available combustion and non-combustion technologies and on the other hand a training manual for hazardous waste project managers, which provides guidance on the selection of appropriate disposal technologies.

Available destruction technologies

 

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Inventory of World-wide PCB Destruction Capacity2.23 MB
Survey of Currently Available Non- Incineration PCB Destruction Technologies1.41 MB

Destruction and decontamination technologies for PCBs and other POPs wastes under the Basel Convention
A training manual for hazardous waste project managers. Secretariat of the Basel Convention

 

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Destruction and decontamination technologies for PCBs and other POPs wastes under the Basel Convention - A training manual for hazardous waste project managers1.89 MB
DESTRUCTION AND DECONTAMINATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR PCBs AND OTHER POPs WASTES UNDER THE BASEL CONVENTION. A Training Manual for Hazardous Waste Project Managers3.66 MB
DESTRUCTION AND DECONTAMINATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR PCBs AND OTHER POPs WASTES UNDER THE BASEL CONVENTION. A Training Manual for Hazardous Waste Project Managers2.25 MB
DESTRUCTION AND DECONTAMINATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR PCBs AND OTHER POPs WASTES UNDER THE BASEL CONVENTION. A Training Manual for Hazardous Waste Project Managers3.21 MB

PCBs in open applications

This section provides information on the use of PCBs in open system applications.


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Open systems uses of PCBs; IPEN 20091.81 MB
Factsheet on Open Applications: Machinery and Installations1.08 MB
Photo Booklet on Open Applications1.53 MB
Factsheet on Open Applications: Residential and Public Buildings792.48 K

Basel Convention Technical guidelines

 

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UNEP/CHW.12/5/Add.2/Rev.1Technical guidelines: General technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants332.22 K610.23 K
UNEP/CHW.12/5/Add.5/Rev.1Technical guidelines: Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls or polybrominated biphenyls including hexabromobiphenyl 194.56 K239.68 K