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Main Title Interim Report on PIC (Products of Incomplete Combustion) Minimization in a Research Combustor.
Author Staley, L. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/082;
Stock Number PB85-233336
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Combustion ; Test chambers ; Hazardous materials ; Incineration ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Solid waste disposal ; State government ; Experimental design ; Research project ; Concentration(Composition) ; Laboratory equipment ; Sampling ; Principal organic hazardous constituents ; Benzene/chloro ; Ethane/tetrachloro ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Freon 113
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-233336 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 23p
A series of five organic compounds (1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, trichloroethylene, Freon-113, carbon tetrachloride and chlorobenzene) were burned in heptane in a 100,000 Btu/hour water-jacketed research combustor in order to determine what, if any, PICs (Products of Incomplete Combustion) formed under conditions of extreme flame quenching. For each test, excess air levels were varied from 120% of theoretical air to 240% of theoretical air which, for the combustor used, represented the limits of flame stability. Results show that PICs do not always occur predictably, but are very much influenced by the POHC (Principal Organic Hazardous Constituent) being burned. Where they do occur though, the emission levels of PICs increase with increasing levels of excess air, over the range of air levels investigated. The report covers the period of January-March 1985, and the work was completed as of March 31, 1985.