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Main Title Pilot-Scale Studies on the Effect of Bromine Addition on the Emissions of Chlorinated Organic Combustion By-products.
Author Lemieux, P. M. ; Stewart, E. S. ; Ryan, J. V. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 2001
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/600/A-01/047;
Stock Number PB2001-108002
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Bromine organic compounds ; Combustion products ; Waste disposal ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Incinerators ; Volatile organic compounds ; Dioxins ; Furans ; Stationary sources ; Chemical analysis ; Temperature measurements ;
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NTIS  PB2001-108002 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/17/2002
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Abstract
The paper reports on a study to evaluate organic combustion by-product emissions while feeding varying amounts of bromine (Br) and chlorine (Cl) into a pilot-scale incinerator burning surrogate waste materials. NOTE: Adding brominated organic compounds to a pilot-scale incinerator burning chlorinated waste has been found to enhance emissions of volatile and semivolatile organic chlorinated products of incomplete combustion (PICs) including polychorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/Fs). This phenomenon appears to be sensitive to temperature and combustion conditions. The surrogate waste was fed at a constant molar halogen input rate, with varying Br/Cl molar ratios. An increase in the total PCDD/F concentration due to the addition of Br was not observed consistently. PCDD/F homologue distribution shifted toward the higher chlorinated species. Perhalogenated or nearly perhalogenated mixed Br/Cl dioxins and furans were also observed.