||Pilot-scale evaluation of the thermal stability POHC incinerability ranking /
Lee, J. W. ;
Whitworth, W. E. ;
Waterland., L. R.
||Acurex Corp., Mountain View, CA. Environmental Systems Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Hazardous wastes--Incineration. ;
Hazardous wastes--Research. ;
Hazardous waste disposal--Research
Air pollution sampling ;
Hazardous materials ;
Waste disposal ;
Combustion efficiency ;
Pilot plants ;
Volatile organic compounds ;
Thermal stability ;
Continuous sampling ;
Flue gases ;
Air pollution control ;
Quality assurance ;
Performance standards ;
Pollution regulations ;
Principal organic hazardous constituent
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||231 pages ; 28 cm
A test series were performed at the U.S. EPA Incineration Research Facility (IRF) to evaluate the thermal-stability-based principal organic hazardous constituent (POHC) incinerability ranking. Mixtures of twelve POHCs with predicted incinerabilities spanning the range of most- to least-difficult-to-incinerate classes were combined with a clay-based sorbent matrix and fed to the facility's pilot-scale rotary kiln incinerator. Kiln operating conditions were varied to include a baseline operating condition, three modes of attempted incineration failure, and a worst-case combination of the three failure modes. Kiln-exit POHC destruction and removal efficiencies (DREs) were in the 99.99% range for the volatile POHCs during the baseline, mixing failure and matrix failure tests. Semivolatile POHCs were not detected at the kiln exit for these tests; corresponding DREs were generally greater than 99.999%. The thermal failure and worst-case tests resulted in substantially decreased kiln-exit POHC DREs, ranging from less than 99% to greater than 99.999%. General agreement between measured and predicted relative kiln-exit POHC DREs was observed for those two tests.
"Robert C. Thurnau, project officer; Gregory J. Carroll, technical task manager." "April 1992." Sponsored by U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development. Microfiche.