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Main Title What to Do Before You 'Nuke' Your Multiple Hearth Furnace: Practical Tips and Techniques for Improving Operation, Reducing Emissions and Meeting the Regulations.
Author Lewis, F. M. ; Lundberg, L. A. ; Bostian, H. E. ; Crumpler, E. P. ; DeWees, W. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Lewis (F. Michael), El Segundo, CA. ;SE Technologies, Inc., Bridgeville, PA. ;DEECO, Inc., Cary, NC.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/066;
Stock Number PB93-175479
Additional Subjects Sewage sludge ; Sludge disposal ; Incinerators ; Air pollution control ; Combustion products ; Furnaces ; Operations ; Emission ; Air pollution control equipment ; Volatile organic compounds ; Scrubbers ; Improvement ; Performance evaluation ; Monitoring ; Regulations ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-175479 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
The paper emphasizes several approaches for improving the operation of multiple hearth sludge incinerators. First, it is highly recommended that auxiliary fuel be added above the combustion hearth, to the maximum practical extent. Secondly, means should be provided to increase gas-phase mixing and turbulence within each hearth, to minimize the formation of localized oxygen-starved regions (pyrolysis pathways) and reduce the kinetic limitations on the destruction of volatile organics and products of incomplete combustion. One should also consider means to improve wet scrubbing system performance, as it complements the combustion process in controlling a variety of related emissions.