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Main Title Fluidized vortex incineration of waste /
Author Holman, Jack P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Razgaitis, Richard,
CORP Author Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, Tex. Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600-2-76-225; EPA-R-801078; EPA-ROAP-21AQQ
Stock Number 20460
OCLC Number 02903603
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States. ; Factory and trade waste--United States. ; Fluidization. ; Incinerators.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Solid waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Fluidized bed processors ; Vortices ; Heat recovery ; Propane ; Sawdust ; Electric power consumption ; Performance evaluation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-225 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/15/2014
EKAM  EPA-600/2-76-225 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 04/09/1999
EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-225 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-225 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 071 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xiii, 324 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an experimental investigation of an incineration concept utilizing fluidized wastes in a confined vortex flow with simultaneous heat recovery. The incinerator consisted of a vortex combustion chamber and a cooled vertical furnace column 5 feet long and half a foot in diameter. (No transition section was used.) The vortex incinerator was operated using propane, sawdust/propane, and sawdust. The principal experiments were performed using propane at air/fuel ratios and total mass flow rates (in lbs per hour) in three combinations: 15 and 125, 20 and 220, and 20 and 280. Radial temperature profiles and heat transfer to the wall of the vortex tube were measured as a function of air/fuel ratio, vertical position, total gas flow rate, and inlet/outlet configurations. Maximum energy fluxes experienced were on the order of 37,000 Btu/hr-sq ft. A helicoidal flow-model correlation was developed which was about 4 times that predicted for the Colburn j-Factor using the Reynolds analogy for fluid friction for turbulent flow past a flat plate.
Prepared by Southern Methodist University, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept., Dallas, Tex., under grant no. R801078, ROAP no. 21AQQ, program element no. 1AB013. Includes appendices. "EPA/600-2-76-225." "August 1976." Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-323).