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Main Title Evaluation of Continuous Performance Monitoring Techniques for Hazardous Waste Incinerators.
Author LaFond, R. K. ; Kramlich, J. C. ; Seeker, W. R. ; Samuelsen, G. S. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA. ;California Univ., Irvine.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-3633; EPA/600/J-85/238;
Stock Number PB86-137015
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Hazardous materials ; Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Performance evaluation ; Monitors ; Industrial wastes ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Gas analysis ; Continuous emission monitoring systems ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-137015 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 7p
The article discusses monitoring the waste destruction efficiency of hazardous waste incinerators, to ensure that incinerators do not release, without detection, significant quantities of waste as a result of operating fluctuations or equipment degration. To detect these conditions, continuous, automated, and real-time source monitoring is required. Detection of degraded performance by monitoring and measuring waste compounds directly is not presently possible on a continuous basis. An alternative is to use commercially available continuous monitors to measure combustion intermediates (e.g., CO or hydrocarbons) and thereby infer waste destruction efficiency. Required, however, is a correlation between the emission of intermediates and the emission of waste. The paper compares the response of a number of these continuous monitors with waste destruction efficiency measurements from a laboratory-scale liquid-spray incinerator operated on fuel oil doped with model waste compounds (benzene, chlorobenzene, acrylonitrile, and chloroform).