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Main Title Effect of oxygen enhancement on hazardous incineration /
Author Staley, Laurel J.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/052
Stock Number PB89-223689
Additional Subjects Oxygen ; Hazardous materials ; Incineration ; Solid waste disposal ; Kilns ; Heating ; Performance evaluation ; Heating ; Air pollution ; Temperature ; Nitrogen oxides ; Soot ; Reduction ; Hydrocarbons ; Decontamination ; Dioxin ; Case studies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-223689 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 17 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
How does the addition of Oxygen improve the applicability of incineration. The paper addresses that question by evaluating the performance of oxygen enhanced hazardous waste incineration in three different applications. The cases studied include a laboratory study of the use of oxygen in reducing the transient emissions produced when solid waste is fed to a rotary kiln, a direct comparison of oxygen-enhancement to air only incineration using a mixture of hazardous wastes in a 3 million BTU/hr rotary kiln, and the use of oxygen-enhancement to decontaminate dioxin contaminated soil from seven uncontrolled waste sites. Results indicate that, oxygen-enhancement can significantly increase the throughput rate of low heating value wastes while still achieving successful decontamination. For high heating value wastes, additional modifications are required to reduce the temperature increase that accompanies oxygen enhancement. This rise in temperature causes increases in NOx, soot, and unburned hydrocarbon emissions.
Caption title. "EPA/600/D-89/052." "February 21, 1989." Microfiche.