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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Evaluation of the thermal stability POHC incinerability ranking in a pilot-scale rotary kiln incinerator /|
|Author||Lee, Johannes W. ; Waterland, L. R. ; Whitworth, W. E. ; Carroll, G. J.|
|CORP Author||Acurex Corp., Jefferson, AR.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/D-91/060; EPA-68-C9-0038|
|Additional Subjects||Incineration ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Combustion efficiency ; Kilns ; Ranking ; Pollution regulations ; Pilot plants ; Performance standards ; Thermal stability ; Baseline measurements ; Principal organic hazardous constituent ; Destruction and removal efficiency|
|Collation||18 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
A series of pilot-scale incineration tests was performed at EPA's Incineration Research Facility to evaluate the thermal stability-based POHC incinerability ranking. In the tests, mixtures of 12 POHCs with predicted incinerability spanning the range of most to least difficult to incinerate class were combined with a clay-based sorbent and batch-fed to the facility's pilot-scale rotary kiln incinerator via a fiberpack drum ram feeder. Kiln operating conditions were varied to include a baseline operating condition, three modes of attempted incineration failure, and a worst case combination of the three failure modes. Kiln exit POHC DREs were in the 99.99 percent range for the volatile POHCs for the baseline, mixing failure (increased charge mass), and matrix failure (decreased feed H/C) tests. Semivolatile POHCs were not detected in the kiln exit for these tests; corresponding DREs were generally greater than 99.999 percent. The thermal failure (low kiln temperature) and worst case (combination of thermal, mixing, and matrix failure) tests resulted in substantially decreased kiln exit POHC DREs. These ranged from 99 percent or less for Freon 113 to greater than 99.999 percent for the less stable-ranked semivolatile POHCs. General agreement between relative kiln exit POHC DRE and predicted incinerability class was observed.
Gregory J. Carroll, project officer." "EPA/600/D-91/060." "To be presented at the 84th Annual AWMA Meeting - Vancouver, BC, - June 16-21, 1991." Microfiche.