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Main Title Survey of Medical Waste Incinerators and Emissions Control.
Author Barton, R. G. ; Hansell, D. W. ; Furlong, D. ; Hassell, G. R. ; Lanier, W. S. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA.;California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento. Research Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Jan 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number ARB-A832-155; ARB-R-93/462;
Stock Number PB93-210110
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Heat treatment ; Air pollution control ; Incinerators ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution control equipment ; Hospital solid wastes ; State of the art ; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ; Combustion products ; Radioactive materials ; Toxic substances ; Pollution regulations ; Implementation ; Flue gas ; Metals ; Acidification ; Medical wastes ; Emissions control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-210110 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 440p
The report contains two volumes. Volume I of the report assesses the state-of-the-art of medical waste thermal treatment. The program involved a survey of existing information on medical waste treatment. This information was combined with data from municipal and hazardous waste combustion to identify potential mechanisms responsible for toxic emissions. Manufacturers of combustion and flue gas cleaning equipment were contacted. Information on current design practice was obtained. Volume II was prepared to assist local air pollution management districts implement Section 93104, Title 17, of the California Code of Regulations. Section 93104 places restrictions on polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and polychlorodibenzofurans (PCDF) emission levels and medical waste incinerator operating parameters which may affect PCDD/PCDF emissions. Part I of Volume II provides direct guidance for implementing the regulations. Part II provides background information on the operation and capabilities of flue gas cleaning systems used to control particulate, acid gas, metals, and PCDD/PCDF emissions.