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RECORD NUMBER: 54 OF 192
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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,|
|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|
|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.