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Main Title Emissions assessment for refuse-derived fuel combustion /
Author Rising, Bruce. ; Allen, J. M.
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Allen, John M.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/116; EPA-68-03-2772
Stock Number PB86-111218
Subjects Fuel--United States--Testing. ; Heat of combustion. ; Waste products as fuel. ; Fuel--Testing.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Combustion ; Fuels ; Flue gases ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Assessments ; Oxidation ; Hydrocarbons ; Nitric oxide ; Carbon monoxide
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NTIS  PB86-111218 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 76 pages ; 28 cm
The RDF and coal were burned in a small spreader-stoker fired boiler. The parameters that were varied in this program were RDF type and amount of coal burned with the RDF. In two experiments a waste chemical, triethanolamine, was added to the fuel, and its destruction efficiency was assessed. Analysis of the flue gases identified low levels of hydrocarbons, nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. The particulate loadings increased as the percentage of RDF in the total fuel increased. More than half of the particulate loading was submicron in size when RDF was fired without coal. Large quantities of POM's were detected in those experiments in which the shredded and pelletized RDF were fired in the furnace. No dioxins were detected in those tests in which it was analyzed. In the experiments in which RDF was the only fuel, lead emissions were several orders of magnitude above the levels detected in the coal base run. Based upon the flue gas analysis, the destruction of the triethanolamine was complete.
"September 1985." Microfiche.