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Main Title Emissions of metals and organics from municipal wastewater sludge incinerators. : Volume 5. Site 3 final emission test report /
Author Vancil, Michael. ; Parrish, C. R. ; Knisley, D. R. ; Barnett, K. W. ; Holder, D. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Parrish, Charles.
Knisley, Dennis.
Barnett, Keith.
Holder, Dennis.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/007E; EPA-68-02-6999
Stock Number PB91-151522
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Incineration ; Sludge disposal ; Air pollution sampling ; Municipal wastes ; Sewage sludge ; Flue gases ; Emission factors ; Air pollution control ; Scrubbers ; Metals ; Fluidized bed processors ; Organic compounds ; Volatile organic compounds ; Particles ; Site surveys ; Tables(Data) ; Concentration(Composition)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-151522 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 151 pages ; 28 cm
The Site 3 plant treats 2.5 MGD (designed for 7.5 MGD) of municipal wastewater. The blended primary/secondary sludge is dewatered using 2 belt filter presses to about 22 to 24 percent solids. Sludge is fed to a fluidized bed incinerator which is designed to burn 2.75 dry tons per hour. Emissions are controlled by a variable throat venturi followed by a three-tray impingement scrubber. The scrubber uses tertiary-treated nonchlorinated plant effluent. Tests were conducted to determine particulate, metals, and organic emissions. In addition to sampling flue gases at the scrubber outlet stack, scrubber influent water and sludge feed samples were also taken. Nickel was the most prominent metal emission and also had the highest concentration in the sludge feed. Ten of the fourteen target volatile organic compounds were detected in the flue gas in at least one of the VOST runs. The most concentrated species detected were chloroform and benzene in the stack gas; toluene, tetrachloroethene and ethylbenzene in the sludge feed; and chloroform and methylene chloride in the process water. Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate was detected in the flue gas, sludge feed, and process water semi-volatile samples. No other semi-volatile compound was detected in the flue gas samples.
"June 1989." "Harry E. Bostian and Eugene P. Crumpler, technical managers." Microfiche.