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Main Title Feasibility Study of use of Molten Salt Technology for Pyrolysis of Solid Waste.
Author Hammond, V. L. ; Mudge., L. K. ;
CORP Author Battelle-Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, Wash.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-68-03-0145; EPA/670/2-75-014;
Stock Number PB-238 674
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Pyrolysis ; Gasification ; Manufactured gas ; Utilization ; Fused salts ; Sodium carbonates ; Hazardous materials ; Refuse disposal ; Corrosion ; Fly ash ; Economic analysis ; Process charting ; Pyrolysis incineration ; Waste recycling ; Char
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-238 674 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 87p
Laboratory scale studies were conducted on the pyrolysis of a typical refuse mix in molten sodium carbonate. Gasification of the char that resulted from pyrolysis of solid waste was studied at different conditions using steam, air, and oxygen as the gasification agent. The effects of contaminants that are introduced to the molten salt during processing of municipal refuse on gasification rates and corrosion were determined. Methods for ash removal from the molten salt system was determined. Information obtained in the laboratory studies was used to prepare conceptual process and equipment flow diagrams for evaluation of process economics. The processing of municipal refuse in molten sodium carbonate was found to be technically feasible but economically impractical, pending development of a simplified ash removal process. Use of molten salts is recommended for processing of hazardous materials because complete destruction of wastes is obtained in the molten salt.