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Main Title Technology Evaluation Report of Retech's Plasma Centrifugal Furnace. Volume 1.
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Apr 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-CO-0048; EPA/540/5-91/007A;
Stock Number PB93-115160
Additional Subjects Heat treatment ; Waste treatment ; Soil treatment ; Superfund ; Land pollution control ; Vitrification ; High temperature tests ; Air pollution control ; Immobilization ; Incineration ; Furnaces ; Metals ; Organic compounds ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Sampling ; Leaching ; Quality assurance ; Quality control ; Innovative treatment technologies ; Plasma centrifugal furnaces ; Butte(Montana) ; Retech Incorporated
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A demonstration of the Retech, Inc. Plasma Centrifugal Furnace (PCF) was conducted under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Component Development and Integration Facility in Butte, Montana. The furnace uses heat generated from a plasma arc to melt and vitrify solid feed material. The feed soil was a mixture of Silver Bow Creek soil and 10 percent by weight No. 2 diesel oil, spiked to provide 28,000 ppm zinc oxide and 1000 ppm hexachlorobenzene in the soil/oil mixture. Pre-treatment soil and scrubber liquor/makeup sampling was performed to characterize the material inputs to the process. Following treatment, the vitrified soil, scrubber liquor, and stack gas were sampled to determine the technology's suitability for use in destroying and immobilizing contaminants in the test soil. The results from the test were used to draw conclusions on the technology.