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Main Title Destruction of Volatile Organic Compounds via Catalytic Incineration (Journal Version).
Author Palazzolo, M. A. ; Tichenor, B. A. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-02-3994; EPA/600/J-87/182;
Stock Number PB88-159710
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Flue gases ; Organic compounds ; Industrial wastes ; Catalysis ; Volatility ; Reprints ; Catalytic combustors ; Incineration ; Solid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-159710 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The paper gives results of an investigation of the effect of catalytic incinerator design and operation on the destruction of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs), both singly and in mixtures. A range of operating and design parameters were tested on a wide variety of compounds and compound mixtures. Conclusions of the study, presented here as applying only to the test catalyst and ranges of conditions tested, include: (1) VOC destruction efficiency increases with increasing temperature and concentration, and with decreasing space velocity; (2) the destructibility of VOCs varies according to compound class; (3) individual VOCs have different destruction efficiencies (at a given concentration, temperature, and space velocity); and (4) different destruction efficiencies may be obtained for a specific VOC incinerated in a mixture vs. burned alone.