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Main Title Combustion Practice for Control of Organic Emissions from Municipal Waste-to-Energy Plants.
Author Seeker, W. R. ; Lanier, W. S. ; Kilgroe, J. D. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Chapel Hill, NC. Eastern Operations Office.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-02-4247; EPA/600/D-88/194;
Stock Number PB88-250840
Additional Subjects Waste treatment ; Incinerators ; Municipal wastes ; Combustion products ; Design criteria ; Air pollution control equipment ; Carbon monoxide ; Toxicity ; Waste disposal ; Hydrocarbons ; Pollution sources ; Solid wastes ; Volatile organic compounds ; Waste processing plants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-250840 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 39p
The paper summarizes studies sponsored by the EPA to assess combustion practice that can be used to minimize trace organic emissions. Although the study was concerned primarily with defining good combustion practice that will minimize the emission of toxic congeners of dioxin and furans, the relationship of combustion conditions to furnace emission of other pollutants (e.g., particulates, heavy metals, NOx, CO, and other organics) was also considered. Recent advances in municipal waste combustion control techniques were defined by discussions with most of the major incinerator designers in the U.S. and Europe. Combustion control strategies to minimize organic emissions were then formulated using knowledge concerning the formation and destruction of organics and the best state-of-the-art engineering techniques for achieving good combustion. These strategies were developed for three types of combustion systems: mass burn, starved air, and refuse derived fuel.