||Municipal waste combustion assessment : medical waste combustion practices at municipal waste combustion facilities (final report) /
Landrum, V. J. ;
Barton, R. G.
||Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Center for Environmental Research Information.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Medical wastes--United States. ;
Hazardous wastes--Incineration. ;
Incineration--Environmental aspects--United States.
Air pollution ;
Waste disposal ;
Hazardous materials ;
Combustion efficiency ;
Medical waste ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
The report defines and characterizes types of medical waste, discusses the impacts of burning medical waste on combustor emissions, and outlines important handling and operating considerations. Facility-specific design, handling, and operating practices are also discussed for municipal waste combustors (MWCs) that reportedly accept medical waste in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Only very limited data are available on the emission impacts associated with the combustion of medical waste in MWCs. The EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards is developing emission standards and guidelines for new and existing MWCs under Sections 111(b) and 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
"EPA 600/8-89/062." "July 1989." Microfiche.