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Main Title Investigation of fluid bed combustion of municipal solid waste /
Author Eustis, R. H. ; Wilson, K. B. ; Preuit, L. C. ; Marasigan, M. M.
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Eustis, R. H.
CORP Author Stanford Univ., CA. ;Combustion Power Co., Inc., Menlo Park, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/098; EPA-R-806061-01
Stock Number PB85-242121
Subjects Steam--Thermal properties ; Heat of combustion ; Refuse as fuel ; Fluidization
Additional Subjects Fluidized bed combustion ; Municipal wastes ; Cogeneration ; Composting ; Energy recovery ; Incinerators ; Air pollution control ; Refuse derived fuels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-242121 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 89 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
An experimental study was undertaken to burn processed municipal solid waste in a fluid-bed combustor containing water-cooled tubes in the bed. The 300-hour test was performed without incident and terminated on schedule. The combustor and ducting were clean on inspection after the test, and bed agglomeration did not occur. A corrosion tube placed in the free-board showed considerable metal wastage for carbon and low-alloy steels and some wastage for stainless steels. Low-temperature carbon steel water tubes in the bed showed negligible wastage. It was concluded that heat-exchanger tubes in the freeboard require protection from the high-velocity elutriated solids. Combustion efficiency was greater than 99%, and pollutants were measured as follows. SO2 = 58 ppm, NOx = 178 ppm, CO = 242 ppm, Hydrocarbons = 5.4 ppm. A system study was conducted for a co-generation, 800-tons/day power plant to be located on the Stanford U. campus to supply all of the process steam requirement and as much of the electrical power as possible.
"August 1985." "EPA/600/2-85/098." Microfiche.