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Main Title Preliminary assessment of costs and credits for hazardous waste co-firing in industrial boilers /
Author McCormick R. ; Weitzman, L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Weitzman, L.
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Mountain View, CA. Energy and Environmental Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/013; EPA-68-02-3176
Stock Number PB85-172575
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Costs.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Boilers ; Air pollution control equipment ; Solid waste disposal ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Design criteria ; Regulations ; Fuel consumption
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-172575 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 64 pages ; 28 cm
This report provides preliminary information on the costs and credits associated with hazardous waste co-firing in industrial boilers. The main objective is to identify and evaluate the costs/credits inherent in current hazardous waste co-firing practices, plus the additional costs that may be incurred as a result of more stringent emissions limitations. An overview of current hazardous waste/industrial boiler co-firing practices is provided. This overview addressed the types of waste now being burned in boilers, the generic designs and capacities of boilers now being co-fired, and the types of air pollution control device (APCD) retrofits that may be required in the advent of air emissions regulations. Parametric cost estimate methods are provided for: (1) waste handling equipment addition, (2) combustion system retrofit, (3) APCD retrofit, (4) incremental O&M costs, and (5) fuel savings and waste disposal credits. The cost estimating approach is designed to account for differences in waste characteristics, boiler design, capacity, and waste/fuel co-firing ratio. Finally, cost/credit calculations are presented for two hypothetical waste co-firing scenarios. These calculations are presented to illustrate how the information provided in this report can be used; no conclusions concerning the economy of waste co-firing are intended.
"February 1985." Includes bibliographical references (leaves 52-53). Microfiche.