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Main Title Performance of emsissions control systems on Municipal waste combustors /
Author Brna, Theodore G. ; Johnston, M. G. ; Riley, C. E. ; Masser, C. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Johnston, Michael G.
Riley, Clyde E.
Masser, Charles C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/116; AEERL-P-564
Stock Number PB90-113077
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Incinerators ; Performance evaluation ; Combustion efficiency ; Flue gases ; Acids ; Particles ; Organic compounds ; Spray drying ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Municipal wastes ; Clean Air Act ; Pollution regulations ; Fabric filters ; Heavy metals
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-113077 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20 pages ; 28 cm
The paper discusses the performance of emissions control systems on municipal waste combustors (MWCs). Regulations for MWCs are being developed by EPA under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. To support this effort, data on gaseous pollutant emissions from MWCs and emissions control by flue gas cleaning systems are being collected and evaluated. Several EPA-supported field tests on modern MWCs have been performed and are reported here. The results are reported in terms of acid gas, trace organic, trace heavy metal, and particulate reductions for units with lime spray dryer/fabric filter (SD/FF) and lime spray dryer/electrostatic precipitator (SD/ESP) controls. Both control technologies achieved over 90% removal of HCl in the four tests reported. The three SD/FF systems removed 99% of the entering chlorinated dioxins/furans. The SD/ESP achieved 62% removal of the entering dioxins/furans. Metals (except mercury) and particulate control by the SD/FF systems was greater than 98%; however, similar measurements were not made for the SD/ESP system.
"Theodore G. Brna, project officer." "Presented at the AWMA meeting, Anaheim, CA., 6/25-30/89." "EPA/600/D-89/116." Microfiche.