Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Electrostatic precipitator efficiency on a multiple-hearth incinerator burning sewage sludge /
Author Adams, R. C. ; Bockol, G. ; Maddox, J. A. ; Robb, E. V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Adams, R. C.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-03-3148; EPA-68-02-3994; EPA/600/2-87/084
Stock Number PB88-112164
Subjects Sewage sludge--Incineration--Research.
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Refuse disposal ; Sewage treatment ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Emission ; Dispersions ; Trace elements ; Environmental monitoring ; Particulates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-112164 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 172 pages ; 28 cm
A pilot scale electrostatic precipitator (ESP) was evaluated for its removal performance of 23 metals and for sulfur containing particles when fitted to a multiple hearth incinerator burning sewage sludge. The small scale ESP was installed to take a slipstream of about 3% of the total incinerator emissions. Particle size fractions were collected from the gas streams entering and leaving the ESP. Each particle was evaluated for overall removal efficiency, size fraction removal efficiency, and selective removal of specific metals. Total concentrations of each element in the controlled emission stream was determined as well as the proportionate concentration of species in the solid and volatile states. Concentrations of each metal in the emission stream were compared with the concentration in the sludge residue. To obtain comparisons of ESP performance with a more typical emission control device, the performance of the incinerator's full-scale wet scrubber was also evaluated.