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Main Title Facilities evaluation of high efficiency boiler destruction PCB waste /
Author Cotter, J. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Johnson, R. J.
CORP Author TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; [Reproduced by the National Technical Information Service],
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 600/7-81/031; EPA-68-02-3174; IERL-RTP-1102A
Stock Number PB81-178 287 National Technical Information Service
OCLC Number 37873716
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Boilers--Efficiency ; Hazardous waste treatment facilities--Washington (State) ; Rendering industry--Waste disposal
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Greases ; Fats ; Combustion ; Boilers ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Performance evaluation ; Biphenyl/perchloro ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Incineration ; Rendering plants
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-81-031 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-81-031 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/24/2005
NTIS  PB81-178 287 National Technical Information Service Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 42 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of an evaluation of destruction in two different high-efficiency boilers (as an alternative to landfill disposal) of waste (a rendering plant byproduct, yellow grease) found to be contaminated by PCBs from a transformer leak. (The PCB content--under 500 ppm--determines the disposal method under 40 CFR Part 761.) At the first boiler: (1) logistics and fuel handling requirements were found to be feasible to set up in a short time; (2) boiler size and residence time were determined to be likely to allow high destruction efficiency; (3) with 99.9% destruction of PCBs, downwind concentration was estimated to be less than CSHA limits for industrial exposure; and (4) fuel characteristics of the yellow grease were used to support the recommendation for 100% grease fired as fuel. At the second boiler: (1) the size and facilities were determined to satisfy all prerequisites for high efficiency boilers (40 CFR Part 761); (2) best operation was by blending the waste with the normal fuel oil supply; and (3) a 30% waste blend was found to be completely miscible and feasible with respect to logistical support. A verification test burn was recommended and outlined for either candidate site. Current EPA protocol and policy developments for PCB destruction were found to be appropriate for the preparation of a candidate facility test plan and an example public notice.
"EPA 600/7-81-031." Contract No. 68-02-3174, task 11, program element no. C1YL1B. EPA project officer: David C. Sanchez. "EPA-600/D-80-013 was formerly assigned to this report"--Technical report data sheet. Includes bibliographical references (page 24).