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Main Title Molten Salt Destruction of HCB (Hexachlorobenzene) and Chlordane - Bench and Pilot Scale Tests.
Author Yosim, S. J. ; Kellogg, L. G. ; Sudar, S. ;
CORP Author Rockwell International, Canoga Park, CA. Energy Systems Group.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-3014; EPA/600/2-84/148;
Stock Number PB84-246354
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Organic compounds ; Scale model tests ; Chlordan ; Hazardous materials ; Solid waste disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Laboratory design ; Tables(Data) ; Performance standards ; Chlorobenzenes ; Sodium carbonates ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Molten salt destruction process ; Benzene/hexachloro ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Liquid waste disposal ; Molten carbonate process
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NTIS  PB84-246354 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 143p
A research test program to demonstrate the destruction of chlorinated materials by the Molten Salt Destruction (MSD) process was conducted. In this process, combustible material and air are continuously introduced beneath the surface of a sodium carbonate-containing melt at 900-1050C. Any acidic gases such as HC1 produced from chlorinated organic compounds are neutralized and retained in the melt. The chlorinated materials tested were solid hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and liquid chlordane. The HCB was a simulant for PCBs and the chlordane was representative of liquid chlorinated industrial wastes. The overall objective of the test series was to provide molten salt process performance data and to challenge the molten salt process limits for adequate waste destruction. The program consisted of bench-scale and pilot-scale tests. Both destruction efficiencies (DE) and destruction and removal efficiencies (DRE) were determined. The federal standards for thermal process destruction of PCBs of 99.9999% destruction and 99.99% destruction for halogenated organics such as chlordane were met in both the bench-scale and pilot-scale tests.