||Experimental Investigation of PIC Formation during the Incineration of Recovered CFC-11.
Springsteen, B. ;
Ho, L. ;
Kryder, G. ;
||Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Combustion efficiency ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Combustion products ;
Chemical analysis ;
Combustion kinetics ;
Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins ;
Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ;
Flue gases ;
Waste disposal ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
The report gives results of an investigation of the formation of products of incomplete combustion (PICs) during 'recovered' trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11) incineration. Tests involved burning the recovered CFC-11 in a propane gas flame. Combustion gas samples were taken and analyzed for volatile organic compounds as well as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDF). Test results confirm that incineration can be used to effectively destroy recovered CFC-11; CFC destruction efficiencies of greater than 99.9999 (six nines) were consistently demonstrated for CFC-11-to-propane molar ratios of 0.66-0.6. Additionally, low levels were detected when sampling downstream of the flue gas scrubber. Results of a secondary goal of the study, to determine the fate of chlorine (Cl) and fluroine (F), were inconclusive.