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Main Title Characterization of organic emissions from hazardous waste incineration processes under the new EPA draft risk burn guidance : measurement issues /
Author Ryan, Jeffrey V. ; Lemieux, P. M. ; Pollard, K. ; Workman, R. ; Antley, B.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/600/A-99/055; NRMRL-RTP-P-412
Stock Number PB99-163123
Additional Subjects Hazardous wastes ; Incineration ; Air pollution sampling ; Combustion products ; Incinerators ; Combustors ; Emissions ; Chemical analysis ; Combustion kinetics ; Gravimetric analysis ; Chromatographic analysis ; Waste treatment ; Risk analysis ; Volatile organic compounds ; Semivolatile organic compounds ; Nonvolatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB99-163123 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
EPA's recently published draft Risk Burn Guidance recommends that hazardous waste combustion facilities complete a mass balance of the total organics (TOs) that may be emitted from the combustor. TOs, consisting of three distinct fractions (volatile, semivolatile, and nonvolatile organic compounds) are determined using measurement techniques specific to the boiling point (bp) range of each component. Preliminary scoping tests have been performed to gain further knowledge of the total chromatographable organics (TCO) and gravimetric analysis (GRAV) procedures used to determine the semivolatile and nonvolatile organic fractions. A commercially prepared Method 8270 semivolatile organic standard solution, made up of 112 compounds containing a variety of halogenated, oxygenated, nitrogenated, and sulfonated hydrocarbons, in addition to those hydrocarbons containing only carbon and hydrogen, was used to assess the accuracy of the TCO and GRAV methods. Additional tests were performed to verify that the semivolatile organic mass was not redundantly measured by the GRAV procedure.
"Presented at the 18th International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies, Orlando, FL, 5/10-14/99." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.