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Main Title Carbon reactivation by externally-fired rotary kiln furnace /
Author Chen, Ching-lin, ; Directo, Leon S.
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Directo, Leon S.
CORP Author Los Angeles County Sanitation District, CA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-146; EPA-14-12-150
Stock Number PB81-104788
OCLC Number 13603596
Subjects Carbon, Activated. ; Kilns, Rotary.
Additional Subjects Activated carbon treatment ; Solid waste disposal ; Furnaces ; Cost analysis ; Pilot plants ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Process charting ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Water pollution control ; Physical chemical treatment ; Waste recycling
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EHAM  QH541.R2 EPA, 600/2, 80-146 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-146 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-146 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-146 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/18/2005
NTIS  PB81-104788 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 36 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract An externally-fired rotary kiln furnace system has been evaluated for cost-effectiveness in carbon reactivation at the Pomona Advanced Wastewater Treatment Research Facility. The pilot scale rotary kiln furnace was operated within the range of 682 kg/day (1,500 lb/day) to 909 kg/day (2,000 lb/day). The rotary kiln furnace was found to be as effective as the multiple hearth furnace in reactivating the exhausted granular activated carbon. The operating and maintenance of the rotary kiln system required less operator skill than the multiple hearth furnace system. However, the corrosion rate was higher in the rotary tube than in the multiple hearth furnace. Cost estimates based on a typical regeneration capacity of 182 kg/hr (400 lb/hr) have been made for both rotary kiln and multiple hearth furnace systems. These indicate that the capital cost for the multiple hearth furnace is about two times that of the rotary kiln furnace. The operation and maintenance costs for both furnace systems are similar. The overall process costs for the multiple hearth and rotary kiln furnace systems are estimated to be 33.2 cents/kg (15.1 cents/lb) of carbon regenerated and 29.2 cents/kg (13.3 cents/lb) of carbon regenerated, respectively.
Notes Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, submitted by the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, under contract no. 14-12-150. Includes bibliographical references (page 35).
Place Published Cincinnati, Ohio Springfield, Va.
Corporate Au Added Ent Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory.; Los Angeles County (Calif.). County Sanitation Districts.
Title Ser Add Ent Research reporting series. Environmental protection technology ; EPA-600/2-80-146.
PUB Date Free Form 1980
Series Title Traced Environmental protection technology series ;
Series Title Untraced Environmental protection technology series ; EPA-600/2-80-146
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Merged OCLC records 6792830
OCLC Time Stamp 20160419143527
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.23/2:600/2-80-146
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 02045cam 2200433Li 45020