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Main Title Incineration of Plastics Found in Municipal Wastes.
Author Heimbur, R. W. ; Colell, A. R. ; Jone, D. ; Rausc, J. H. ; Macrin, M. ;
CORP Author Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., N.Y.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EP-00304; 670/2-73-087;
Stock Number PB-223 651
Additional Subjects ( Plastics ; Combustion) ; ( Solid waste disposal ; Plastics) ; ( Incinerators ; Plastics) ; Garbage ; Fly ash ; Air pollution ; Combustion products ; Polyethylene ; Polystyrene ; Polyvinyl chloride ; Acrylonitrile copolymers ; Polypropylene ; Polycarbonate resins ; Polyurethane resins ; Urea formaldehyde resins ; Melamines ; Toxicology ; Rats ; Plants(Botany) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-223 651 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 246p
The purpose of this project was to determine the combustion efficiency of plastics when burned in several types of laboratory incinerators. These laboratory units were designed to simulate the primary flame zones of municipal incinerators. The parameters of efficiency considered were: Percent of material consumed, the chemical 'cleanliness' of the gaseous effluent, the rate of production of flyash, and the more obvious environmental effects of the gaseous effluent, flyash, and residue-ash. Several pure resins were burned individually in several laboratory incinerators. Also, several mixtures of plastics and a garbage recipe were burned. Results are presented here from analyses of the effluent along with the effects of each effluent on rats and plants for 1- to 8-hour exposures.