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Main Title Emission Test Report. Field Test of Carbon Injection for Mercury Control, Camden County Municipal Waste Combustor.
Author White, D. M. ; Kelly, W. E. ; Stucky, M. J. ; Swift, J. L. ; Palazzolo, M. A. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Sep 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-W9-0069/25 ;EPA-68-D9-0054/71; EPA/600/R-93/181;
Stock Number PB94-101540
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Air pollution control ; Mercury(Metal) ; Activated carbon treatment ; Injection ; Precipitators ; Flue gases ; Municipal wastes ; Waste disposal ; Performance evaluation ; Camden County(New Jersey) ; Volatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB94-101540 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/27/1994
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Abstract
EPA conducted a parametric testing project to evaluate the use of powdered activated carbon for removing volatile pollutants from mjnicipal waste combustor (MWC) flue gas. The testing was conducted at the spray dryer absorber/electrostatic precipitator (SD/ESP)-equipped MWC in Camden County, New Jersey. The primary test objectives were to evaluate the effect of carbon type, carbon feed rate, carbon feed method, and ESP operating temperature on emissions of mercury (Hg) and chlorinated dioxins and furans (CDD/CDF), and to assess the impact of carbon injection on the particulate matter control performance of the ESP. Secondary objectives were to examine the impact of carbon injection on emissions of other metals and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The test results indicate that carbon injection upstream of an SD/ESP could achieve high levels (greater than 90%) of Hg and CDD/CDF reduction. Key system operating parameters are carbon feed rate, carbon feed method, and ESP temperature. No detrimental impacts on ESP performance were identified. The study also found that carbon injection does not have a significant impact on emissions of the other metals examined or of VOC.