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Main Title Evaluation of Hazardous Waste Incineration in Cement Kilns at San Juan Cement Company.
Author Peters, J. A. ; Hughes, T. W. ; McKendree, J. R. ; Cox, L. A. ; Hughes, B. M. ;
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-3025; EPA/600/2-84/129;
Stock Number PB84-226935
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Incinerators ; Kilns ; Cements ; Performance evaluation ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Design criteria ; Sites ; Industrial wastes ; Sampling ; Gas analysis ; Substitutes ; Chemical analysis ; San Juan Cement Company ; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ; Air pollution detection ; Waste heat utilization ; Air pollution sampling ; Baghouses
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NTIS  PB84-226935 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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Abstract
Cement kiln incineration of chlorinated liquid organic wastes was investigated in a 5-month demonstration program at San Juan Cement Company in Puerto Rico. Chlorinated monocarbon compounds (POHC's) were monitored in the waste and emissions, and the fate of added chlorine in cement production was determined. Seven levels of percent chlorine in the waste were burned at ten different waste feed rates. Extensive sampling and analysis was conducted to look for the potential presence of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDD's) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF's). The destruction and removal efficiencies (DRE) of the POHC's ranged from 91.043 percent to 99.997 percent, with only 6 percent of the DRE's greater than 99.99 percent. Poor DRE results were attributed to the absence of waste atomization and the difficult incinerability of chlorinated monocarbon compounds. It was found that about 82 percent of the input chlorine appeared in the cement clinker. The amount of chlorine appearing in the baghouse dust varied from 5 percent to 26 percent of total chlorine input. The total absorption of the HCl formed averaged 99.7 percent in seven tests. PCDD's and PCDF's were not produced at detectable levels when the cement plant was operating normally.