||Interactions between Bromine and Chlorine in a Pilot-Scale Hazardous Waste Incinerator.
Lemieux, P. ;
Ryan, J. ;
Lutes, C. ;
Bruce, K. ;
||Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Pollution control ;
Hazardous materials ;
Waste disposal ;
Stationary sources ;
PICs(Products of Incomplete Combustion) ;
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The paper discusses experiments that were performed in a 73-kW pilot-scale rotary-kiln incinerator simulator equipped with a 73-kW secondary combustion chamber during which a complex organic mixture containing bromine (Br) and chlorine (Cl) was incinerated. Detailed measurements of products of incomplete combustion (PICs) were made, including volatile and semi-volatile organics, as well as polychlorinated and polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzo furans (PCDDs/PCDFs and PBDD/PBDFs) and mixed bromo-chloro dioxins and furans (PBSDDs/PBCDFs). Results indicated that the ratios of some analogous brominated to chlorinated PICs were greater than the ratios of the amount of Br to Cl in the feed stream.