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Main Title Destruction of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Sewage Sludge During Incineration.
Author Whitmore., Frank C. ;
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Springfield, Va.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-01-1587;
Stock Number PB-258 162
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Incinerators ; Air pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Sewage sludge ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Decomposition ; Flue gases ; Gas sampling ; Gas analysis ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-258 162 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 80p
An experiment has been carried out to determine the efficiency with which PCB's are destroyed in a municipal sewage sludge incinerator. A standard mixture of PCB's (Aroclor 1254) was injected into the sludge cake at the rate of 50 ppm (dry solids basis) under conditions whereby the various emergent streams from the furnace could be monitored. The experimental results indicate no PCB's present in either the scrubber exhaust water or in the ash; the amount of PCB in the emergent stack gases were found to correspond to destruction ratios in excess of 0.94 under normal furnace operating conditions.