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Main Title A study of PCB destruction efficiency and performance for a coal-fired utility boiler. : Volume 1. Test and evaluation /
Author Whitmore, Frank C. ; Barden, J. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Barden, James D.
Sanchez, David C.
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/2-83/101A; EPA-68-02-3181
Stock Number PB84-110147
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Hazardous wastes--Incineration
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Insulating oil ; Boilers ; Fuels ; Performance evaluation ; Air pollution control ; Fly ash ; Hazardous materials ; Design criteria ; Sampling ; Flue gases ; Chemical analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Liquid waste disposal ; Coal fired power plants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-110147 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 79 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of an evaluation of the adequacy of a large coal-fired utility boiler for disposal of oils containing 50-499 ppm of PCBs under conditions set by the PCB Disposal Regulations. TVA's Widows Creek Boiler No. 1 was used for the tests. In these tests, all effluent streams were sampled and analyzed, to determine representative values of Destruction Efficiency (DE) for this technology. On the basis that both the flue gases and the fly ash could have contained PCB concentrations just below the quantifiable level, the minimum (worst case) DE can be determined. The class of high heating value materials (such as used tranformer oil, etc.) that exhibit PCB concentrations between 50 and 500 ppm of PCBs can only be burned in high efficiency power boilers (or in PCB incinerators). It has been a matter of some concern that the ability of such high efficiency boilers to produce acceptable destruction efficiencies (DE) be determined in representative systems. The report that follows will discuss a series of tests on a coal-fired boiler which addresses this concern.
"David C. Sanchez, project officer." EPA-600/2-83-101a (v. 1.); EPA-600/2-83-101b (v. 2.). Reproduction of a report performed by Versar, Inc. for Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Microfiche.
Contents Notes
v. 1. Test and evaluation -- v. 2. Test protocol.