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RECORD NUMBER: 4357 OF 4751
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Technology Evaluation Report of Retech, Inc., Plasma Centrifugal Furnace. Volume 1.|
|CORP Author||Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-C0-0048; EPA/540/5-91/007A;|
|Additional Subjects||Plasma furnaces ; Incinerators ; Waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Combustion efficiency ; High temperature tests ; Air pollution control ; Soil treatment ; Metals ; Land pollution ; Montana ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Vitrification ; Superfund ; Encapsulation ; Technology utilization ; Scrubbers ; Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program ; Retech Incorporated ; Principal Organic Hazardous Constituent ; Butte(Montana)|
A demonstration of the Retech, Inc. Plasma Centrifugal Furnace (PCF) was conducted under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Component Development and Integration Facility in Butte, Montana. The furnace uses heat generated from a plasma arc to melt and vitrify solid feed material. The feed soil was a mixture of Silver Bow Creek soil and 10% by weight No. 2 diesel oil, spiked to provide 28,000 ppm zinc oxide and 1000 ppm hexachlorobenzene in the soil/oil mixture. Pre-treatment soil and scrubber liquor/makeup sampling was performed to characterize the material inputs to the process. Following treatment, the vitrified soil, scrubber liquor, and stack gas were sampled to determine the technology's suitability for use in destroying and immobilizing contaminants in the test soil. The results from the test were used to draw conclusions on the technology. The conclusions derived from the test results are presented.