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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||St. Louis demonstration final report: refuse processing plant equipment, facilities, and environmental evaluations /|
|Author||Fiscus, D. E. ; Gorman, P. G. ; Schrag, M. P. ; Shannon., L. J.|
|CORP Author||Midwest Research Institute. Environmental Systems Section (Kansas City, Mo.)|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600-2-77-155a; EPA-68-02-1324; EPA-68-02-1871|
|Stock Number||PB-272 757|
|Subjects||Fossil-fueled Power Plants.|
|Additional Subjects||Refuse disposal ; Environmental surveys ; Electric power plants ; Missouri ; Operating costs ; Air pollution ; Assessment ; Materials recovery ; Water pollution ; Earth fill ; Noise pollution ; Cost analysis ; Plant layout ; Fuels ; Cyclone separators ; Performance evaluation ; Samples ; Saint Louis(Missouri) ; Refuse derived fuels|
|Collation||xviii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
This report presents the results of processing plant evaluations of the St. Louis-Union Electric Refuse Fuel Project, including equipment and facilities as well as assessment of environmental emissions at both the processing and power plants. Data on plant material flows and operating parameters, plant operating costs, characteristics of plant material flows, and emissions from various processing operations were obtained during a testing program encompassing 53 calendar weeks. Refuse derived fuel (RDF) is the major product (80.6% by weight) of the refuse processing plant, the other being ferrous metal scrap, a marketable by-product. Average operating costs for the entire evaluation period were $8.26/Mg ($7.49/ton). The average overall processing rate for the period was 168 Mg/8-hr day (185.5 tons/8-hr day) at 31.0 Mg/hr (34.2 tons/hr). Future plants using an air classification system of the type used at the St. Louis demonstration plant will need an emissions control device for particulates from the large de-entrainment cyclone. Also in the air exhaust from the cyclone were total counts of bacteria and viruses several times higher than those of suburban ambient air. No water effluent or noise exposure problems were encountered, although land-fill leachate mixed with groundwater could result in contamination, given low dilution rates.
"EPA-600/2-77-155a." "September 1977."
Summary -- Introduction -- Approach -- Evaluation of Facilities -- Plant Material Flow and Characterization -- Evaluation of Environmental Impacts.