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Main Title Occurrence of Transient Puffs in a Rotary Kiln Incinerator Simulator.
Author Linak, W. P. ; Kilgroe, J. D. ; McSorley, J. A. ; Wendt, J. O. L. ; Dunn, J. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical Engineering. ;Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/006;
Stock Number PB87-179743
Additional Subjects Kilns ; Air pollution ; Plastics ; Polyethylene ; Polyvinyl chloride ; Waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Toxicity ; Effluents ; Reprints ; Air pollution control ; Incineration
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-179743 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 14p
The article discusses a statistically designed parametric investigation to determine which waste and kiln variables (charge mass, charge surface area, charge composition, and kiln temperature) significantly affect both instantaneous intensity and total magnitude of the puffs leaving a kiln used to incinerate simple prototype plastic wastes, ranging from polyethylene to polyvinychloride. Results show the relative ease with which failure conditions are achieved, even at high excess air values and high kiln temperatures. Transient puffs leaving the kiln contain a number of hazardous compounds. Increasing kiln temperature does not necessarily decrease the puff intensity and may in fact cause an increase. However, the total mass emitted always decreases with increasing temperature. In addition, the mass, surface area, and composition of the charge are all important. (Copyright (c) 1987 - APCA.)