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Main Title Systems Reliability and Performance: Pilot-Scale Incineration of Chlorinated Benzenes at the Combustion Research Facility.
Author Whitmore, F. C. ; Ross, Jr., R. W. ; Durfee, R. L. ; Fowler, C. F. ; Sargent, D. H. ;
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Pine Bluff, AR. Southern Operations.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-2128; EPA/600/2-84/174;
Stock Number PB85-121184
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Hazardous materials ; Chlorobenzenes ; Kilns ; Air pollution control ; Pilot plants ; Performance evaluation ; Quality assurance ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Regulations ; Gas analysis ; Liquid waste disposal ; Air pollution detection ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-121184 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 240p
A series of 34 test burns was conducted between August 1983 and January 1984 in the pilot-scale rotary kiln incineration system at the USEPA Combustion Research Facility (CRF), using chlorinated benzenes as surrogate Principal Organic Hazardous Components (POHCs), over a range of feed compositions, POHC feed rates, rotary kiln temperatures, and afterburner temperatures. The CRF rotary kiln system consistently produced Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DRE) values above 99.99% for the chlorinated benzenes POHCs. DRE values below 99.99% were obtained during several types of failure mode simulations (flame-out in kiln or afterburner). A large number of Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs) were produced and identified, a number of which are toxic or possibly carcinogenic. Deliberate reduction of excess air levels resulted in significant production of soot and PICs but did not produce higher levels of CO in the combustion gases. Hot-zone sampling just downstream of each of the two combustion chambers provided for the detailed study of PIC formation and will facilitate the future development of models of the incineration process. Helium injection techniques were used to determine combustion gas flow rates and to measure residence time distributions (which directly affect destruction efficiencies). This report was submitted in fulfillment of Contract 68-03-3128 by Versar, Inc. under the Sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.