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Main Title Emissions of metals and organics from municipal wastewater sludge incinerators. : Volume 2. Site 1 final emission test report (final report 1987-1990) /
Author Knisley, Dennis R. ; Lamb, L. M. ; Smith, A. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lamb, Linda M.
Smith, Angela M.
Bostian, Harry E.
Crumpler, Eugene P.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/007B; EPA-68-02-6999
Stock Number PB91-151498
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Municipal wastes ; Sludge disposal ; Incineration ; Air pollution detection ; Sewage sludge ; Flue gases ; Air pollution control ; Scrubbers ; Metals ; Emission factors ; Concentration(Composition) ; Quality assurance ; Tables(Data) ; Volatile organic compounds ; Organic compounds ; Gas analysis ; Quality control
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NTIS  PB91-151498 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 300 pages ; 28 cm
The Site I plant treats 36MGD of wastewater and the blended primary/secondary sludge is dewatered to approximately 16 to 20 percent solids. Sludge is incinerated by a six-hearth unit at approximately 6.0 wet tons per hour. Emissions are controlled by a three tray impingement scrubber using either a mixture of primary and secondary effluent or just secondary effluent as the scrubber liquor. Tests were conducted to determine particulate, metals, and organic parameters of sludge, inlet scrubber water, and scrubber exhaust gases. Lead was the most prominent metal emission while beryllium was below the detection limit in the flue gas. Chromium had the highest concentrations in the sludge and arsenic was below the detection limit. All target volatile organics were detected in the flue gas samples, while only 2 of the 14 species were detected in sludge feed and scrubber water samples. The most concentrated species found in the flue gas were benzene, acrylonitrile and tetrachloroethane. Only four of the target semi-volatile organics were found in the flue gas samples while none were found in sludge feed and scrubber water samples. Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate and three dichlorobenzenes were the compounds detected.
"February 1989." "Harry E. Bostian and Eugene P. Crumpler, technical managers." Microfiche.