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Main Title Sampling and Analysis of Municipal Wastewater Sludge Incinerator Emissions for Metals, Metal Species, and Organics.
Author DeWees, W. G. ; Davis, C. A. ; McClintock, S. C. ; Cone, A. L. ; Bostian, H. E. ;
CORP Author Entropy Environmentalists, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-02-4462; EPA/600/D-91/133;
Stock Number PB91-219113
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Sludge disposal ; Incineration ; Sewage sludge ; Combustion products ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution detection ; Gas analysis ; Organic compounds ; Metals ; Nickel ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution control ; Chromium ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-219113 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 31p
There is concern regarding chromium and nickel species in the emissions from incineration of municipal wastewater sludge because of the associated cancer risk. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Water Regulations and Standards (OWRS) is developing new regulations for sewage sludge incinerators and EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (RREL) has been assisting OWRS in the collection of supporting data. The paper reports new data on emissions of chromium and nickel species and associated emissions needed to respond to public comments. The primary objectives of the portion of the RREL/OWRS research program described in the paper are to determine (1) the ratio of hexavalent chromium to total chromium and (2) the ratio of nickel subsulfide to total nickel in sewage sludge incinerator emissions under several incinerator operating conditions. Secondary objectives include comparing the analytical results for emissions of chromium and nickel subspecies determined by different analytical procedures, and gathering data on other metals and inorganic and organic gaseous components in uncontrolled and controlled incinerator emissions.