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Main Title Application of Staged Combustion and Reburning to the Co-Firing of Nitrogen-Containing Wastes.
Author Linak, W. P. ; Mulholland, J. A. ; McSorley, J. A. ; Hall, R. E. ; Srivastava, R. K. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-02-3988 ;EPA-68-02-4701; EPA/600/J-91/063;
Stock Number PB91-196444
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Afterburning ; Cocombustion ; Incinerators ; Staged combustion ; Combustion efficiency ; Performance evaluation ; Nitrogen oxides ; Pesticides ; Dinoseb ; Design criteria ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-196444 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1991
Collation 17p
The paper gives results of an evaluation of a 0.6 MW precombustion chamber burner, designed for in-furnace NOx control, high combustion efficiency, and retrofit applications, for use with high nitrogen content fuel/waste mixtures. The 250- to 750-ms residence time precombustion chamber burner mounted on a prototype watertube package boiler simulator used air staging and in-furnace natural gas reburning to control NOx emissions. The paper reports results of research in which the low NOx precombustor was used to examine the co-firing characteristics of a nitrogenated pesticide, containing dinoseb (2-sec-butyl-4,6 dinitrophenol) in a fuel-oil/xylene solvent. The dinoseb formulation as fired contained 6.4% nitrogen. NO emissions without in-furnace NOx control exceeded 4400 ppm (at 0% O2). When NOx controls in the form of air staging and natural gas reburning were used, these emissions were reduced to < 150 ppm (96% reduction). Average CO and total hydrocarbon emissions were typically < 15 and 2 ppm, respectively. No dinoseb was detected in any emission sample, and the destruction efficiency was determined to be > 99.99%. Mutagenicity studies of the dinoseb emissions showed that reburning (used for NOx control) reduced the mutagenic emission factor about 60-70% from that with air staging alone.