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Main Title Effect of feed characteristics on the performance of EPA's mobile incineration system /
Author Stumbar, James P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sawyer, Robert H.
Gupta, G. D.
Perdek, Joyce M.
Freestone, Frank J.
Gupta, Gopal D.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Releases Control Branch,
Year Published 1989
OCLC Number 815732209
Subjects Hazardous substances. ; Hazardous wastes--Incineration. ; Incineration.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 950-R-89-015 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/05/2012
Collation [18] p. : charts, photos ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references. Caption title.
Contents Notes
During the past four years, the EPA Mobile Incineration System (MIS), has processed a wide variety of feeds. Besides the incinerating the hazardous materials for which the MIS was designed, the unit has also incinerated contaminated debris including wood pallets, steel and fiber drums, and plastics. This paper identifies significant physical and chemical characteristics of various feed materials and their relationship to MIS performance. The paper also correlates the effect of these feed characteristics on specific MIS components. Corrective actions taken to mitigate several problem characteristics are presented. The operating experience with the MIS has provided valuable data on the limits of incineration capacity as well as reliability of the unit in relation to various feed stocks. This information is also discussed. The information contained in this paper is directly applicable to field use of mobile and transportable incinerators at Superfund and other industrial cleanup sites.