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Main Title Emissions of metals and organics from municipal wastewater sludge incinerators. : Volume 6. Site 4 final emission test report /
Author Vancil, Michael. ; Parrish, C. R. ; Knisley, D. R. ; Barnett, K. W. ; Palazzolo, M. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Parrish, Charles.
Knisley, Dennis.
Barnett, Keith.
Palazzolo, Michael.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/007F; EPA-68-02-4288
Stock Number PB91-151530
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Incineration ; Sludge disposal ; Air pollution sampling ; Municipal wastes ; Metals ; Organic compounds ; Scrubbers ; Air pollution control ; Concentration(Composition) ; Flue gases ; Volatile organic compounds ; Combustion efficiency ; Emission factors
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-151530 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 293 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract The Site 4 plant treats 11 to 12 MGD of wastewater from domestic (80% of influent) and industrial (20% of influent) sources. The treated primary/secondary sludge is dewatered using cloth filter presses to approximately 35 percent solids. The dried filter cakes are incinerated in a six-hearth unit and emissions are controlled with an afterburner, a precooler, a water injection venturi, and tray scrubber. Tests were conducted to determine particulate, metals, and organic emissions at the control device inlet and outlet sampling locations. Under normal operating conditions, the most prominent metal at the scrubber inlet flue gas stream was lead while zinc had the highest concentrations at the flue gas outlet. Of the target volatile organics, acrylonitrile and acetonitrile were detected in the highest concentrations. The venturi/tray scrubber showed 40 percent removal of acrylonitrile, chlorobenzene, and ethylbenzene. The following compounds appeared to be stripped from the scrubbing liquor into the flue gas: carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, methylene chloride, tetrachloroethene, toluene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane and trichloroethene. Three of the target volatile compounds (acetonitrile, acrylonitrile and benzene) were products of incomplete combustion (PICs) regardless of incinerator conditions. Semi-volatile organic compounds were tested only at the incinerator exit. Testing revealed phenol and naphthalene as the only compounds present. Dioxin/furan tests indicate average 2378-TCDD emission rates of 1.45 microgram/hr during cool furnace tests and 0.35 microgram/hr during hot furnace tests.
Notes "September 1989." "Harry E. Bostian and Eugene P. Crumpler, technical managers." Microfiche.
Place Published Cincinnati, OH :
Supplementary Notes See also Volume 5, PB91-151522 and Volume 7, PB91-151548. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Availability Notes Also available in set of 8 reports PC E99/MF E99, PB91-151472.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Rearch and Development. ; Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (U.S.) ; Radian Corporation.
PUB Date Free Form {1989}
NTIS Prices PC A13/MF A02
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20010102180553
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01468nam 2200325Ka 45020