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Main Title Destroying Chemical Wastes in Commercial Scale Incinerators. Facility Report No. 6. Rollins Environmental Service, Inc., Deer Park, Texas.
Author Ackerman, D. ; Clausen, J. ; Johnson, R. ; Tobias, R. ; Zee., C. ;
CORP Author TRW Defense and Space Systems Group, Redondo Beach, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-68-01-2966; EPA/SW-122c.5;
Stock Number PB-270 897
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Industrial wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Mass spectroscopy ; Gas chromatography ; Sampling ; Air pollution control equipment ; Performance evaluation ; Combustion products ; Cost analysis ; Capacitors ; Efficiency ; Performance evaluation ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Scrubbers ; Field tests ; Liquid wastes ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Benzene/chloro-nitro
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-270 897 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 173p
Incineration tests were conducted at Rollins Environmental Services, Inc., Deer Park, Texas, to determine the effectiveness of thermally destroying two selected industrial wastes: PCB-containing capacitors and nitrochlorobenzene waste (NCB). Analysis of combustion gas samples indicated destruction efficiencies of over 99.999 percent for each waste constituent. Some PCBs were detected in the ash when whole capacitors were incinerated in the rotary kiln, but not when hammermilled capacitors were burned. Standard EPA Method 5 tests were performed on stack emission to determine particulate loading and composition. Estimated cost to hammermill and incinerate 5000 metric tons of waste capacitors per year is $3.65 capital investment and an operating cost of $751/metric ton. Cost of incinerating 4540 metric tons/year of NCB was estimated to be $2.82 million capital and $283/metric ton operating costs.