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Main Title Incinerability Index: A Measure of Incinerator Performance. (Journal Article).
Author Thurnau, R. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/272;
Stock Number PB91-145144
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Waste disposal ; Combustion efficiency ; Chlorobenzenes ; Toluene ; Tetrachloroethylene ; Sulfur hexafluoride ; Air pollution control ; Performance evaluation ; Hazardous materials ; Oxygen ; Temperature ; Graphs(Charts) ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB91-145144 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/13/1991
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Abstract
A series of ten incineration tests were performed on a synthetic hazardous waste containing tetrachloroethylene, toluene, chlorobenzene, and pentachlorobenzene as principal organic hazardous components (POHCs). Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) was also injected into the mixture just prior to incineration and the resulting destruction removal efficiencies (DRE) were measured. Primary combustion chamber temperature was varied from 871C to 1249C and the oxygen concentration from 1.3 to 9.2 percent. The test data indicated poor correlations between the variables of temperature and oxygen with POHC DRE. A temperature/SF6 DRE linear relationship was observed. The research also indicated that SF6 was more difficult to incinerate than any of the other POHCs, and might represent a lower boundary for evaluating incinerator performance.