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Main Title Emission test report : OMSS field test on carbon injection for mercury control /
Author Nebel, K. L. ; White, D. M. ; Parrish, C. R. ; Zirkie, T. G. ; Palazzolo, M. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
White, D. M.
Parrish, C. R.
Zirkle, T. G.
Hartman, M. W.
Brna, Theodore G.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/192; EPA-68-D1-0010/006; EPA-68-D9-0054/2-56
Stock Number PB93-105518
Subjects Mercury--Environmental aspects ; Incinerators ; Flue gases
Additional Subjects Mercury(Metal) ; Activated carbon treatment ; Pollution control ; Municipalities ; Spraying ; Combustion ; Injection ; Ammonia ; Operations ; Test methods ; Field tests ; Powdered activated carbon
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-105518 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 162 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report discusses results of a parametric evaluation of powdered activated carbon for control of mercury (Hg) emission from a municipal waste combustor (MWC) equipped with a lime spray dryer absorber/fabric filter (SD/FF). The primary test objectives were to evaluate the effect of carbon type, feed rate, and feed location on Hg emissions and control efficiency. Secondary process parameters studied included the impact of ammonia injection for nitrogen oxides control, SD outlet temperature, and SD/FF acid gas control efficiency on Hg removal. The time stability of Hg collected with ash was also studied. Conducted at the Ogden Martin Systems of Stanislaus, Inc. MWC, near Modesto, CA, testing covered 16 system operating conditions, including normal unit operation (no carbon injection) and operation without ammonia injection. Test results showed that the two primary variables affecting both Hg emission and control efficiency were carbon feed rate and uncontrolled Hg levels.
"Theodore G. Brna, project officer." "EPA/600/R-92/192." "September 1992." Microfiche.