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Main Title Emissions of metals and organics from municipal wastewater sludge incinerators. : Volume 1. Summary report /
Author Vancil, Michael A. ; Parrish, C. R. ; Palazzolo, M. A.
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Parrish, Charles R.
Palazzolo, M. A.
Bostian, Harry E.
Crumpler, Eugene P.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/007A; EPA-68-02-4288
Stock Number PB91-151480
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Incineration ; Sludge disposal ; Municipal wastes ; Air pollution control ; Flue gases ; Metals ; Organic compounds ; Volatile organic compounds ; Fluidized bed processors ; Afterburners ; Concentration(Composition) ; Scrubbers ; Emission factors
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NTIS  PB91-151480 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 38 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract
Emissions of metals and organics from a series of four wastewater sludge incinerators were determined. Three multiple hearth units and one fluidized bed combustor were tested. Emissions were controlled with a combination of venturi and/or tray impingement scrubbers. One site incorporated an afterburner as well. Flue gas testing was conducted at the inlet and outlet to the air pollution control devices at two of the plants. Feed sludge was also extensively tested for moisture, metals, and organics, as well as overall feed rate and heating value. Testing operating conditions were categorized as short-term versus long term (transients, start-up, interruptions, etc.). The metals found in greatest concentrations in the sludge were lead, chromium, and nickel; and the highest metal emission rates were of lead and cadmium. Organics were tested for in terms of volatile species (B.P. 30C - 100C) and semi-volatiles species. For the volatile species, toluene had the highest concentrations in the sludge and acrylonitrile, benzene, toluene, chloroform, and vinyl chloride had the highest emission rates. Few of the target semi-volatile compounds were detected in either the sludge feed or at the stack.
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"September 1989." "Harry E. Bostian and Eugene P. Crumpler, technical managers." Microfiche.