Origin, Properties And Disposal Problems Of Chromium Ore Residue

Dorairaja Raghu, Hsin Neng Hsieh

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Chromium mining operations were conducted in the United States during the first fifty years of this century. During this period, large amounts of chromium waste were produced and used as fill in some areas. Over a period of time, toxic chromium compounds leach out of the ore residue. This poses a severe threat. Structural distress, ground and surface water pollution and parking lot deterioration have been reported in the areas where chromium residue was used as fill. Information regarding chromium residue disposal is rather limited and not readily available. The purpose of this paper is to address this problem and to discuss the production and properties of chromium, and the available technologies for the control and treatment of chromium residue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-235
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences


  • Chromium ore residue
  • disposal options trivalent chromium
  • groundwater pollution
  • hexavalent chromium
  • in-situ extraction
  • nology
  • structural distress
  • surface water contamination
  • tamination
  • treatment tech- toxicity con-


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