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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Evaluation of Ignitability Methods (Liquids).
Author Umana, M. ; Gutknecht, W. ; Salmons, C. ; Chapman, R. ; Handy, R. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-03-3099; EPA/600/4-85/053;
Stock Number PB85-241255
Additional Subjects Ignition ; Wastes ; Combustion ; Methodology ; Solid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-241255 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 77p
The purpose of the research was to evaluate the ignitability Methods 1010 (Pensky-Martens) and 1020 (Setaflash) as described by OSW Manual SW846 (1). The effort was designed to provide information on accuracy and precision of the two methods. During Phase I of the task, six standards and simple mixtures were tested. In addition, during Phase II, twelve actual wastes were tested. The results are contained in the Final Report. Based on standards and simple mixtures results, it can be concluded that no significant difference exists between the accuracy and precision of the two methods. The results of actual waste experiments however, provided information that showed significant differences between the methods. The Setaflash method, when applicable, was determined to be more accurate and more precise than the Pensky-Martens. The Pensky-Martens method is not applicable for wastes which have flash points below 13C (55F). The Setaflash method is not applicable to complex mixtures with substantial amounts of water and high surface tension.