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|Main Title||Determination of incinerator operating conditions necessary for safe disposal of pesticides /|
|Author||Ferguson, Thomas L., ; Bergman, Fred J. ; Cooper, Gary R. ; Li, Raymond T. ; Honea., Frank I.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service.|
|Report Number||EPA-600/2-75-041; EPA-68-03-0286; EPA-ROAP-21BKV-008|
|Stock Number||PB-251 131|
|Subjects||Incinerators. ; Pesticides--Research.|
|Additional Subjects||Solid waste disposal ; Pesticides ; Incinerators ; Detoxification ; Degradation ; DDT ; Aldrin ; Malathion ; Herbicides ; Scrubbers ; Performance evaluation ; Design ; Air pollution control ; Temperature ; Pilot plants ; Liquid waste disposal ; Picloram ; Toxaphene ; Atrazine ; Captan ; Zineb ; Mirex|
|Collation||xvii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
This research program was initiated with the overall objective of determining design and operational criteria for incinerators that can effect complete thermal degradation of pesticides. An experimental incineration system was designed and constructed to evaluate the effect of operational variables (rate of pesticide injection, percent excess air, operating temperature, and retention time) on the efficiency with which organic pesticides can be incinerated. This system included a pilot-scale incinerator (45.4 kg/hr (100 lb/hr) Type 1 waste capacity), a three-stage scrubber, and a scrubber water treatment system. Nine pesticides in 15 liquid and solid formulations were tested by injection into the primary combustion chamber. The pesticides studied were DDT, aldrin, picloram, malathion, toxaphene, atrazine, captan, zineb, and mirex. Results of the incineration test were evaluated in terms of the efficiency of active ingredient destruction, i.e., the percent of the pesticide destroyed. A set of operating conditions (temperature, retention time, and excess air rate) was developed from comparable results for all 15 formulations which is believed to be applicable to the incineration of all organic pesticides. Copyright (c) National Technical Information Service 1976.
Includes bibliographical references. Prepared by Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Mo., under contract no. Contract Number: 68-03-0286.