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|Main Title||Characterization of organic emissions from hazardous waste incineration processes under the new EPA draft risk burn guidance : measurement issues /|
|Author||Ryan, Jeffrey V. ; Lemieux, P. M. ; Pollard, K. ; Workman, R. ; Antley, B.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.|
|Publisher||National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/A-99/055; NRMRL-RTP-P-412|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous wastes ; Incineration ; Air pollution sampling ; Combustion products ; Incinerators ; Combustors ; Emissions ; Chemical analysis ; Combustion kinetics ; Gravimetric analysis ; Chromatographic analysis ; Waste treatment ; Risk analysis ; Volatile organic compounds ; Semivolatile organic compounds ; Nonvolatile organic compounds|
|Collation||14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
EPA's recently published draft Risk Burn Guidance recommends that hazardous waste combustion facilities complete a mass balance of the total organics (TOs) that may be emitted from the combustor. TOs, consisting of three distinct fractions (volatile, semivolatile, and nonvolatile organic compounds) are determined using measurement techniques specific to the boiling point (bp) range of each component. Preliminary scoping tests have been performed to gain further knowledge of the total chromatographable organics (TCO) and gravimetric analysis (GRAV) procedures used to determine the semivolatile and nonvolatile organic fractions. A commercially prepared Method 8270 semivolatile organic standard solution, made up of 112 compounds containing a variety of halogenated, oxygenated, nitrogenated, and sulfonated hydrocarbons, in addition to those hydrocarbons containing only carbon and hydrogen, was used to assess the accuracy of the TCO and GRAV methods. Additional tests were performed to verify that the semivolatile organic mass was not redundantly measured by the GRAV procedure.
"Presented at the 18th International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies, Orlando, FL, 5/10-14/99." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.