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Main Title Destroying Chemical Wastes in Commercial Scale Incinerators. Facility Report Number 1 - The Marquardt Company.
Author Clausen, J. F. ; Johnson, R. J. ; Zee., C. A. ;
CORP Author TRW Defense and Space Systems Group, Redondo Beach, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-68-01-2966; EPA/SW-122c-1;
Stock Number PB-265 541
Additional Subjects Waste treatment ; Water pollution control ; Ethylene ; Air pollution control ; Incinerators ; Scrubbers ; Cost estimates ; Operating costs ; Capitalized costs ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Chemical analysis ; Design criteria ; Gas analysis ; Particles ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Cyclopentadiene compounds ; Field tests ; Waste disposal ; Monitoring ; Liquid waste disposal ; Cyclopentadiene/hexachloro ; EPA method 5 ; Marquardt company
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-265 541 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 125p
Incineration tests were conducted at The Marquardt Company, Van Nuys, California, to determine the effectiveness of thermally destroying two selected industrial liquid wastes: ethylene manufacturing waste and hexachlorocylopentadiene (C-5,6). Each waste was burned at three different test conditions to determine the effects of normal operating and equipment variables. Analysis of combustion gas samples indicated destruction efficiencies of over 99.999 percent for each waste constituent. Standard EPA Method 5 tests were performed on stack emissions to determine particulate loading and composition. Analysis of scrubber water samples indicated no increase in organic content compared to fresh scrubber water. Burner head residue formed during incineration of each waste contained no chlorinated organics. Results of these tests indicated that either waste can be effectively destructed in a liquid injection incinerator; however, because of tarry residual, the C-5,6 waste may be better matched to rotary kiln incineration. Estimated cost of destroying an assumed annual production of 15 million kilograms of ethylene waste was $1.8 million capital investment and $1.0 million annual operating costs ($69/metric ton). Cost of incinerating 4.5 million kilograms of C-5,6 per year was estimated to be $1.6 million capital investment and $2.2 million annual operating costs ($488/metric ton).