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Main Title Transient Suppression Packaging for Reduced Emissions from Rotary Kiln Incinerators.
Author Lemieux, P. M. ; Linak, W. P. ; McSorley, J. A. ; Wendt, J. O. ;
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-02-4701; EPA/600/J-93/245;
Stock Number PB93-212520
Additional Subjects Combustion efficiency ; Air pollution control ; Liquid wastes ; Incineration ; Containers ; Waste disposal ; Performance evaluation ; Hazardous materials ; Oxygen enrichment ; Kilns ; Sorbents ; Mass transfer ; Volatile organic compounds ; Pyrolysis ; Reprints ; Transient puffs
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-212520 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/22/1993
Collation 16p
The paper discusses experiments, on a 73 kW roray kiln incinerator simulator, to determine the effect of innovative waste packaging designs on transient emissions of products of incomplete combustion (PICs) due to batch-charging of containerized liquid surrogate waste compounds bound on ground corncob sorbent. When containers of waste are batch-charged into rotary kilns, the rupture of the containers as often followed by a very rapid evolution of the volatile compounds contained therein. The flash vaporization/pyrolysis can result in local depletion of available O2, as supplied from the primary burner. This can lead to a transient puff of partially combusted organic material that can pass throught the primary combustion chamber and, possibly, even through the secondary combustion chamber and/or downstream pollution control equipment. This phenomenon frequently leads to feed rate limitations based on the volatility or heat of combustion of organic liquids inside the containers. EPA's AEERL has developed a prototype container system designed to partition the waste/sorbent mixture within the containers that are fed into the rotary kiln.