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Main Title Incinerability Ranking Systems for RCRA Hazardous Constituents.
Author Lee, C. C. ; Huffman, G. L. ; Stelmack, S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/496;
Stock Number PB91-196352
Additional Subjects Incineration ; Waste disposal ; Combustion efficiency ; Hazardous materials ; Air pollution abatement ; Ranking ; Pollution standards ; Combustion heat ; Performance standards ; Thermal stability ; Research and development ; Air pollution sampling ; Reprints ; Principal organic hazardous constituents ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ; Chemical reaction mechanisms
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NTIS  PB91-196352 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 33p
The selection of Principal Organic Hazardous Constituents (POHCs) and determination of the incinerability ranking have been the subject of considerable scientific and policy debate since the RCRA/hazardous waste incinerator standards were established in 1981. POHCs have typically been selected for measurement of their Destruction and Removal Efficiencies (DREs) during incinerator trial burns based on their heats of combustion. In 1987, EPA's OSW joined ORD to evaluate the possibility of developing an improved POHC incinerability ranking system based on the concept of thermal stability under oxygen-starved, post-flame conditions. A theoretical evaluation of the thermal stability of 320 organic compounds on the Appendix VIII list was undertaken. These compounds were grouped in accordance with their possible reaction mechanisms. Selected compounds were tested in a laboratory-scale thermal decomposition unit equipped with a gas chromatograph to determine their Destruction Efficiencies (DEs) under low-oxygen, post-flame conditions. The Paper provides both the 'heat of combustion' ranking system and the 'thermal stability' ranking system for comparison and application.