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Main Title Characterization of Stack Emissions from Municipal Refuse-to-Energy Systems.
Author Howes, J. E. ; Kohler, D. F. ; DeRoos, F. L. ; Riggin, R. M. ; Barbour, R. L. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-02-3458; EPA/600/3-86/055;
Stock Number PB87-110482
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Flue gases ; Aromatic polycylic hydrocarbons ; Aldehydes ; Fly ash ; Refuse derived fuels ; Particulate sampling ; Stationary sources ; Dibenzodioxin/tetrachloro ; Dibenzofurans ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-110482 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 104p
Stack emissions from three municipal refuse-to-energy systems were characterized: refuse-derived fuel (RDF), mass burning (MASS) and modular (MOD). A comprehensive set of measurements was performed at each site to determine the physical and chemical properties of the particulate and gaseous stack emissions. The physical characterization included measurement of the mass concentration, and size distribution of the stack particulate matter. Inorganic chemical characterization of the stack emissions included determination of the elements, anions, and compounds present in the fly ash, measurement of gaseous HCl and HF emissions, and determination of volatile trace element levels. The characterization of organic materials in the stack emissions included specific measurements for polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), tetrachlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (TCDD) and dibenzofurans (TCDF), and aldehydes. Screening analyses were performed to provide tentative identification of organic compounds in the stack emissions.