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Main Title Hazardous Waste Incinerator Performance Evaluations by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Author Oberacker, D. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/D-84-285;
Stock Number PB85-138188
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Incinerators ; Solid waste disposal ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial wastes ; Organic compounds ; Hydrochloric acid ; Particles ; Air pollution control ; Regulations ; Liquid waste disposal ; Ocean incineration
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-138188 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 12p
This paper provides a summary of performance information gained from hazardous waste incineration testing supported by USEPA. The data and results presented focus on twelve (12) environmental performance evaluations conducted on industrial and commercial waste incinerators from 1974-1984. Specific installations tested included liquid injection units, rotary kiln-plus-afterburner furnaces, controlled air units, and the Vulcanus ships which utilize large, unscrubbed liquid injection units. Pumpable liquids, gases, bulk solids, and containized solid-liquid materials were studied. Some units were 'off-site commercial' waste disposal facilities, while others were 'on-site, dedicated' units used for process waste streams or dedicated research installations. These results have shown that well-designed and operated incinerators of typical sizes incinerating a wide variety of organic chemical wastes are capable of meeting current regulatory requirements with some exceptions. Most units investigated were successful in meeting the waste destruction and removal (DRE) requirement, while other requirements such as acid gas (HCl) control and particulate control were occasionally not met with some of the lower technology pollution control systems.