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|Main Title||Application of staged combustion and reburning to the co-firing of nitrogenated wastes: chemical and biological analyses [microfiche] /|
|Author||Linak, W. ; McSorley, J. A. ; Hall, R. E. ; Srivastava, R. K. ; Ryan, J. V.|
|CORP Author||Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Chemical Engineering. ;Environmental Health Research and Testing, Inc., Durham, NC. ;Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA-68-02-3988; EPA-68-02-4456; EPA/600/D-90/046|
|Additional Subjects||Afterburning ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Nitrogen oxides ; Combustion efficiency ; Fuel oil ; Natural gas ; Burners ; Performance evaluation ; Experimental design ; Public health ; Gas analysis ; Staged combustion ; Cocombustion ; Emission factors ; Air pollution detection ; Biological effects|
The paper gives results of an evaluation of a 0.6 MW precombustion chamber burner, designed for in-furnace NOx control and high combustion efficiency (CE) for high nitrogen content waste co-firing. The 250- to 750-ms residence time precombustion chamber burner mounted on a prototype water-tube package boiler simulator used air staging and in-furnace natural gas reburning to yield up to four stoichiometric zones. Natural gas doped with ammonia and No. 2 distillate fuel oil doped with pyridine were used to simulate high nitrogen content fuel/waste mixtures. Minimum NO emission levels correspond to about 85% reduction in NOx emissions compared to uncontrolled emissions from a conventional swirl burner mounted on a 0.7-MW commercial package boiler. CO emissions for these burner characterization tests indicated CEs>999%. The low NOx precombustor was then used to examine the co-firing characteristics of a nitrogenated pesticide containing dinoseb in a fuel-oil/xylene solvent. The dinoseb formulation as fired contained 6.4% nitrogen. NO emissions without in-furnace NOx control exceeded 4400 ppm (at 0% O2). When NOx controls in the form of air staging and natural gas reburning were employed, these emissions were reduced to < 150 ppm (96% reduction). Average CO and total hydrocarbon emissions were typically < 15 and 2 ppm, respectively.
"EPA 600/D-90/046." Microfiche.