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Main Title Explosive Hazard of Incinerator Dust.
Author Thurnau., Robert C. ;
CORP Author Bureau of Solid Waste Management, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1970
Report Number WP-02-69-24;
Stock Number PB-256 948
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Dust explosions ; Tests ; Experimental design ; Graphs(Charts) ; Predictions ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-256 948 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 37p
Inherent in the nature of solid waste is a dust and dirt problem. An explosion at the Center Hill Incinerator, Cincinnati, Ohio, showed that incinerator dust was a problem. Although the recorded explosion damaged only property, another such explosion could result in injury or possibly loss of life. Therefore, the dust problem associated with incinerators took on a new dimension, and it was deemed important to study the explosibility of incinerator dust. The Bureau of Mines has conducted extensive research into dust explosions and the hazards associated with them. They have also developed the equipment to evaluate the explosibility of dusts and established the accepted standard in this field. The Bureau of Solid Waste Management developed an instrument similar to their Hartmann apparatus in order to evaluate the explosibility of incinerator dust.