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Main Title Technology Evaluation Report of Retech, Inc., Plasma Centrifugal Furnace. Volume 2.
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Jul 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-C0-0048; EPA/540/5-91/007B;
Stock Number PB92-216043
Additional Subjects Plasma furnaces ; Incinerators ; Waste disposals ; Hazardous materials ; Combustion efficiency ; High temperature tests ; Air pollution control ; Soil treatment ; Metals ; Performance evaluation ; Vitrification ; Superfund ; Encapsulation ; Technology utilization ; Scrubbers ; Montana ; Land pollution ; Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program ; Retech Incorporated ; Principal Organic Hazardous Constituent ; Butte(Montana)
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NTIS  PB92-216043 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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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 following conclusions were derived from the test results: (1) the treated soil did not leach any metals at levels above the regulatory limits; (2) the process achieved a Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DRE) of greater than 99.99% for the Principal Organic Hazardous Constituent (POHC); (3) the air pollution control system did not reduce the level of particulate emissions to below the RCRA limit; (4) a high percentage of the metals fed to the furnace are encapsulated in the treated soil; (5) the PCF is advantageous over other incinerator technologies in that it can successfully immobilize heavy metals in the slag; however, this treatment option can be more expensive than conventional incineration. The report is the second volume of the two-volume series. This volume contains the appendixes for the demonstration of the plasma centrifugal furnace.