Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 19 OF 35
|Main Title||SITE Program Evaluation of the Sonotech Pulse Combustion Burner Technology. Technical Results.|
|Author||Venkatesh, S. ; Whitworth, W. E. ; Goldman, C. ; Waterland, L. R. ;|
|CORP Author||Acurex Corp., Jefferson, AR. Incineration Research Facility.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-C9-0038; EPA/600/R-97/061;|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Waste treatment ; Rotary kilns ; Incinerators ; Pulse combustors ; Air pollution abatement ; Pulse combustion ; Incineration ; Resonant frequencies ; Burners ; Heat treatment ; Gas plants ; Coal ; Soil contamination ; Soil treatment ; Sludges ; Tars ; Soot ; Nitrogen oxides ; Carbon monoxide ; Emissions ; Afterburning ; Combustion efficiency ; Flue gases ; Combustion products ; Superfund ; Demonstration programs ; SITE(Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation) ; Treatment technology|
A series of demonstration tests was performed at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Incineration Research Facility (IRF) under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program. The primary objective of the test program was to develop test data to allow evaluating whether the Sonotech pulse combustor applied to the IRF rotary kiln system (RKS), when compared to conventional, non-pulsating combustion, resulted in: decreased flue gas NOx, CO, and soot emissions; increased POHC DRE; decreased combustion air requirements; decreased auxiliary fuel requirements; and increased incinerator capacity. The waste feed for all tests was a mixture of contaminated materials from two manufactured gas plant (MGP) Superfund sites. To address the demonstration objectives twelve tests were performed under four different test conditions. Each condition consisted of three identical tests to obtain data in triplicate. Test data were statistically evaluated using the rank sum test.