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Main Title At-sea incineration of organochlorine wastes onboard the M/T Vulcanus /
Author Clausen, J. F., ; Fisher, H. J. ; Johnson, R. J. ; Moon, E. L. ; Shih., C. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clausen, J. F.
CORP Author TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-196; EPA-68-01-2966
Stock Number PB-272 110
OCLC Number 03993017
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Organochlorine compounds ; Incineration
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Air pollution control equipment ; Chemical industry ; Manufacturing ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sea water ; Performance evaluation ; Monitoring ; Design criteria ; Sampling ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Extractions ; Gas chromatography ; Chemical composition ; Efficiency ; Tanker ships ; Laboratory equipment ; Samples ; Ocean waste disposal ; Vulcanus vessel ; Air pollution detection ; Liquid wastes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD897.5.A88 1977 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-196 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-196 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/03/2020
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-196 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-196 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 110 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 88 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report describes the incineration of 4100 tonnes of organochlorine wastes by the M/T Vulcanus in an EPA-designated burn area in the Gulf of Mexico under a special permit granted by EPA Region VI. The wastes, containing 63% chlorine, originated from manufacturing processes. The incineration process was monitored by an industrial field sampling team. Waste destruction efficiencies and total combustion efficiencies were determined by five methods, each with independent means of sampling, analysis, and calculation. Incinerator efficiencies of at least 99.9% were observed at waste feed rates of 22 tonnes/hour. The process was carried out at a flame temperature averaging 1535 C and at dwell times calculated to be 0.9 seconds. An automatic waste shutoff system, incorporated into the incineration process, was preset to shut down the waste flow if the flame temperature dropped below 1200 C. The temperature of the process was monitored directly by an optical pyrometer for flame temperature, and indirectly by thermocouples which measured wall temperature and which were statistically correlated with the flame temperature.
Prepared under contract no. 68-02-2966, program element no. 1AB604. Issued Sept. 1977. Includes bibliographical references.