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Main Title Destroying Chemical Wastes in Commercial-Scale Incinerators.
Author Adams, J. W. ; Cunningham, N. J. ; Harris, J. C. ; Levins, P. L. ; Stauffer., J. L. ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-01-2966; EPA/SW-122c.4;
Stock Number PB-267 987
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Industrial wastes ; Coking ; Herbicides ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Solid waste disposal ; Manufacturing ; Cost analysis ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Oxidizers ; Performance evaluation ; Cresols ; Design criteria ; Process charting ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Air pollution control equipment ; Scrubbers ; Pilot plants ; Combustion products ; Cyanides ; Phenols ; Amiben ; Wet method
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NTIS  PB-267 987 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 94p
Tests were conducted at Zimpro, Inc., Rothschild, Wisconsin, to determine the effectiveness of wet air oxidation for destruction of two selected aqueous industrial wastes: coke plant waste and Amiben (herbicide) manufacturing waste. A pilot scale facility was tested for the coke plant waste with less than 6g/1 total solids and 5.5 g/1 Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD5), chemical compounds such as cyanides, phenols and cresols were 99% destroyed; BOD5 and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) were reduced by about 90%. The concentration of quinoline was reduced by only 66%. Estimated costs for treating 2,120 cu m/day of coke waste were: $12.3 MM capital investment and $9.90/cu m total operating cost. For the Amiben waste, with 55 g/1 total solids and 31 g/1 BOD5, the test showed greater than 99% destruction of the major organic waste components, dichloronitrobenzoic acids, with about 10% conversion to an intermediate degradation product, dichloronitrobenzene. The BOD5 and COD were reduced by 90% and 82%, respectively. Estimated costs for treating 151 cu m/day of Amiben waste were: $2.2 MM capital investment and $18.00/cu m total operating cost.