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RECORD NUMBER: 34 OF 4951
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||A novel method of reducing transient emissions from rotary kiln incincerators through modified waste packaging. /|
|Author||Lemieux, P. M. ; Linak, W. P. ; Wendt, J. O. L.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.|
|Publisher||US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Air and Energy Engineering Research,|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution control ; Containers ; Liquid waste disposal ; After burning ; Incinerators ; Emission factors ; Packaging ; Combustion efficiency ; Vaporizing ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Kilns ; Organic materials ; Performance evaluation|
The paper gives results of tests on a 73 kW pilot-scale rotary kiln incinerator simulator to examine the effect of modified waste packaging on the ability of the incineration system to respond to transients imposed due to batch charging of volatile liquid surrogate hazardous wastes bound on corncob sorbents. Normally, the waste container ruptures soon after its introduction into the kiln, rapidly releasing any contained volatile materials. This rapid release of combustibles has the potential to locally deplete available oxygen supplied by the main burner. This can lead to a transient puff of unburned material that must be dealt with by downstream equipment, such as an afterburner. Innovative waste packaging methods were used to delay the time required for waste vaporization, which significantly decreased the measured amount of unburned material exiting the kiln. This concept has advantageous implications for rotary kiln incinerators as a way to both reduce transient emissions and increase the feed rate of containerized liquids.
"EPA 600/A-92/131." Microfiche.