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Main Title Cleaning of Flue Gases from Waste Combustors, 1990.
Author Brna, T. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c25 Jun 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/549;
Stock Number PB92-121300
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Waste disposal ; Municipal wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Incinerators ; Flue gases ; Volume ; Energy source development ; Pollution regulations ; Dry methods ; Combustion efficiency ; Wet methods ; Combustion products ; Heavy metals ; Particles ; Acid gases ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-121300 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
The paper addresses flue gas cleaning processes currently used commercially in waste combustion facilities. It also discusses the operating concepts of dry, semi-dry, and wet processes, and their effectiveness in controlling various pollutants. Air pollutants from the combustion of hazardous and municipal wastes which may require control include acid gases, organic compounds, heavy metals, and particulate matter. Dry, semi-dry, and wet processes are available to control these classes of gaseous pollutants. The process that represents the optimum solution depends on many factors, including type of waste/fuel, targeted pollutants and the desired level of control for each, location of combustion unit, and residue disposal restrictions. The combustion of hazardous and municipal wastes can effectively destroy targeted substances and reduce waste volume, thus extending the useful life of existing landfills. In addition, combustion may serve the beneficial conversion of waste to energy, such as for heating, cooling, or electrical energy applications. These benefits, however, are accompanied by the emission of air pollutants that require post-combustion controls in order to meet regulatory requirements.