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Main Title Combined Firing Systems for Specific Metropolitan Areas.
Author Robert, R. M. ; Hanso, R. C. ;
CORP Author Envirogenics Co., El Monte, Calif.
Year Published 1971
Report Number F-0303; EPA-EHSD-71-9; 0951;
Stock Number PB-207 701
Additional Subjects ( Waste heat boilers ; Incinerators) ; ( Refuse disposal ; Urban areas) ; ( Heat recovery ; Incinerators) ; ( Refuse ; Fuels) ; Air pollution ; Garbage disposal ; Sulfur ; Design criteria ; Cost estimates ; Operating costs ; Capital costs ; Pennsylvania ; Ohio ; Steam electric power generation ; Combustion products ; Low sulfur fuels ; Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Philadelphia(Pennsylvania) ; Cleveland(Ohio)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-207 701 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 108p
The purpose of the present study was to develop for two major cities, design recommendations and procedures for the disposal of refuse, a low sulfur fuel, with heat recovery in utility grade boilers. An earlier study in this area resulted in the identification of optimal system design configurations and quantification of benefits to the environment and the economy. The program has applied that knowledge to specific case study areas. Arrangements with two cities having high SO2 burdens and growing solid waste burdens were made; these were Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland, Ohio. Information required for the study was collected and analyzed. Specific design packages were then developed for each city. The report presents projections describing the future nature of the city refuse-fuel inventories, specific recommendations as to plant types, sizes, and sites, cost analyses of operations involving the utilization of such systems, and estimated reduction in SO2 and particulate emissions. From these data, the conclusion can readily be drawn that the systems recommended would be more cost-effective than the methods that are now in use. (Author)