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Main Title Dioxin formation mechanisms : implications for combustion technologies /
Author Gullett, Brian Kent,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA/600/A-98/066
Stock Number PB98-145584
Additional Subjects Dioxins ; Air pollution sources ; Combustion products ; Furans ; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ; Fly ash ; Combustion chemistry ; Combustion kinetics ; Halohydrocarbons ; Emissions ; Emission factors ; Diesel engines ; Waste treatment ; Waste disposal ; Municipal wastes ; Burning ; Coal ; Combustors ; Incinerators ; Cocombustion
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-145584 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The paper discusses current mechanistic theories relating to the formation of polychlorinated dibenzodioxin and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDD/F) and how these theories relate to coal combustion, diesel vehicles, and open burning practices that may be of interest for the Asia-Pacific region. Co-firing coal with waste combustion has been shown to significantly decrease PCDD/F formation, likley by affecting the catalytic activity of the fly ash. On-road sampling results for diesel trucks have shown that modern, electronically controlled vehicles are likely a minor source of PCDD/F, although older vehicles remain a virtually uncharacterized and potentially significant source. Recent results from open burning of municipal waste have shown that PCDD/F emission factors are at least 14 orders of magnitude higher than modern waste combustors.
"EPA/600/A-98/006." "PB98-145584." "Presented at the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technology, 6/14-17/98, Gold Coast, Australia." Microfiche.