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Main Title Influence of Atomization Quality on the Destruction of Hazardous Waste Compounds.
Author Kramlich, J. C. ; Seeker, W. R. ; Samuelsen, G. S. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA. ;California Univ., Irvine. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1986
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-02-3633; EPA/600/J-86/506;
Stock Number PB90-106246
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Organic compounds ; Atomizing ; Combustion efficiency ; Waste disposal ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Afterburning ; Additives ; Particle size distribution ; Flame chamber process ; Incineration
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-106246 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/1990
Collation 10p
The paper gives results of a study of the correlation between atomization quality and the destruction efficiency of hazardous organic compounds in a turbulent spray flame. The atomization quality was varied by changing spray nozzle parameters and by inducing disruptive droplet combustion (secondary atomization) in the flame. The primary atomization quality was characterized by laser diagnostic size distribution measurements. The secondary atomization quality was determined from observations of disruptive atomization intensity on a train of monodisperse droplets, in a high-temperature laminar reactor. The disruptive droplet combustion results showed that hazardous waste compounds can induce secondary atomization. Testing of benzal chloride (which did not cause disruptive combustion in No. 2 fuel oil) and isopropanol (which caused violent disruption) in the turbulent flame reactor showed that the occurrence of disruptive combustion correlated with increased target compound destruction efficiency and reduced combustion intermediate emissions. Study results that the presence of certain compounds or additives in waste streams may assist in obtaining improved performance when primary atomization is poor, as it is for slurry or sludge waste streams.