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Main Title Behaviour of Metals in Municipal Sludge Incinerators.
Author Barton, R. G. ; Seeker, W. R. ; Bostian, H. E. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-03-3365; EPA/600/J-91/130;
Stock Number PB91-213611
Additional Subjects Sewage sludge ; Sludge disposal ; Metals ; Air pollution control ; Incineration ; Computerized simulation ; Combustion products ; Particles ; Temperature dependence ; Field tests ; Performance evaluation ; Toxic substances ; Mathematical models ; Waste disposal ; Operation ; Condensation reactions ; Vaporization ; Incinerators ; Chemical reaction mechanisms
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NTIS  PB91-213611 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The emission of toxic metals from sewage sludge incinerators can present a risk to human health and the environment. A significant base of data on the behavior of metals in sludge incinerators has been compiled. These data were examined in detail to identify the mechanisms responsible for metals emissions and determine the effect of key operating parameters. The primary metals escape mechanism identified involved the vaporization of metals in the combustion zone and subsequent condensation in the exhaust system. The process significantly increases the concentration of toxic metals on submicron particles. Combustion chamber temperature was found to have a strong effect on metals emissions. No relationship could be observed between total particulate emissions and metals emissions.