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Main Title Incinerability index : a measure of incinerator performance /
Author Thurnau, Robert C.
CORP Author 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/D-89/081
Stock Number PB89-223663
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Sulfur hexafluoride ; Combustion efficiency ; Air pollution control ; Performance standards ; Design criteria ; Graphs(Charts) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tracer studies ; Air pollution sampling ; Pollution regulations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-223663 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 24 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Since promulgation of the hazardous waste incinerator performance standards in January 1981, there has been a continuing interest in validating a real-time surrogate means of measuring incinerator compliance with the destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) performance standard. One such possible surrogate is sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). SF6 is one of the most stable compounds known with respect to thermal decomposition. Thus it has been hypothesized that the SF6 DRE would represent a lower bound to other principal organic hazardous constituent DREs in an incinerator. Further, SF6 can be measured at very low concentrations in flue gas on a real-time basis using onsite gas chromatographic techniques. Thus, use of SF6 injection with real-time DRE measurement represents a potentially attractive surrogate DRE measure for determining continuous compliance with the DRE performance standard.
Caption title. "EPA/600/D-89/081." Microfiche.