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Main Title Minimization of transient emissions from rotary kiln incinerators /
Author Lemieux, Paul M. ; Linak, W. P. ; McSorley, J. A. ; Wendt, J. O. L. ; Dunn, J. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Linak, W.
McSorley, J.
Wendt, J.
Dunn, J.
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical Engineering. ;Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences.;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 Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/131; EPA-68-02-4701
Stock Number PB90-112558
Subjects Incineration--Congresses. ; Incineration--Environmental aspects--Congresses.
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution abatement ; Kilns ; Organic compounds ; Pilot plants ; Performance evaluation ; Mathematical models ; Sorbents ; Dynamics ; Systems engineering ; Speed control ; Temperature ; Liquid waste disposal ; Oxygen enrichment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-112558 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 26 pages ; 28 cm
The paper discusses combining experimental results from a pilot-scale rotary kiln incinerator simulator with a theoretical model in order to explore the potential of minimizing transient emissions through changes in kiln rotation speed and temperature, steady state oxygen enrichment, and oxygen enrichment in a dynamic mode. Results indicate that transient organic emissions can indeed be minimized by changes in these kiln operating parameters but, because of the complex interactions of physical and chemical processes controlling emissions, the appropriate abatement procedures must be implemented carefully. Transient emissions of organics occur from rotary kiln incinerators when drums containing liquid wastes bound on sorbents are introduced in batches. Physical processes controlling the release of waste from the sorbent material are greatly affected by the rotation speed and temperature of the kiln. Local partial pressure of oxygen influences the rate of oxidation of the puff formed inside the kiln. These physical and chemical phenomena can be used to control transient emissions by oxygen enrichment, where it is done in either a steady or a dynamic mode.
"Paul M. Lemieux, project officer." "EPA/600/D-89/131." "Reprint paper presented at 1st International Congress on Toxic Combustion Byproducts: Formation and Control, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA., 8/2-4/89." Microfiche.