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Main Title Chemical and Physical Characterization of Municipal Sludge Incinerator Emissions.
Author Bennett, R. L. ; Knapp, K. T. ; Duke, D. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Emissions Measurement and Characterization Div.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/3-84-047;
Stock Number PB84-169325
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Furnaces ; Chemical analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; X ray fluorescence ; Sulfur ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; X ray analysis ; Particles ; Concentration(Composition) ; Cadmium ; Sewage sludge ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-169325 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 58p
Particulate emissions form a group of municipal sludge incinerators, three with multiple-hearth furnaces and one with a fluidized-bed furnace, were characterized. Objectives of the investigation were (1) to obtain specific elemental emission concentrations, and (2) to provide source inventories and source signatures, especially in terms of particle size, that would assist in the development and evaluation of source apportionment models. Three of the plants investigated in this study operated at or near autogenous burning conditions. Chemical element composition was determined for total and sized emission samples by x-ray fluorescence analysis. During this study considerable enrichment of several elements (S, V, Cu, Zn, Cd, Sn, and Pb) in the particulate emissions, relative to their content in the sludge, was observed. The largest average enrichment ratios were observed for cadmium (31), zinc (14), lead (9), and sulfur (8).