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Main Title Assessment of organic contaminants in emissions from refuse-derived fuel combustion /
Author Chrostowski, J. ; Wait, D. ; Kwong, E. ; Jefferies, A. ; Rodgers, C.
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Author Title of a Work
Chrostowski, James.
CORP Author Energy Resources Co., Inc., Cambridge, MA.;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/600/2-85/115; EPA-68-03-2771
Stock Number PB86-110921
Subjects Air--Pollution. ; Organic wastes--Analysis.
Additional Subjects Fluidized bed processors ; Organic compounds ; Air pollution ; Combustion ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Gas analysis ; Sampling ; Assessments ; Concentration(Composition) ; Fly ash ; Chemical analysis ; Pilot plants ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Refuse derived fuels ; Air pollution detection ; Hazardous air pollutant prioritization system ; Municipal wastes ; XAD 2 resins
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NTIS  PB86-110921 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 153 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Organic contaminants in emissions from refuse-derived fuel combustion were investigated in a 20-inch-diameter atmospheric fluidized-bed combustor. Combinations of coal/EcoFuel/MSW/toluene were burned inthe combustor with temperatures ranging from 1250 to 1550 degrees F. A Source Assessment Sampling System (SASS) was sed to sample the stack gas; Level 1 methodology was used to analyze the organic contaminant levels. Combustion efficiencies of 93 to 98 percent were achieved in the test burns. Combustion of the EcoFuel generated fewer organic emissions than combustion of coal at similar combustion temperatures. The fine particulate collected by the SASS train filter contained higher concentrations of extractable organics than the reactor fly ash and the SASS cyclone samples. Combustion of a toluene/EcoFuel mix generated a large number of benzene derivatives not seen in the combustion of pure EcoFuel. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were the dominant organic compounds contained in the XAD-2 resin extract from coal combustion. A number of different priority pollutants were identified in the samples collected.
"September 1985." Microfiche.