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Main Title Emissions of metals and organics from municipal wastewater sludge incinerators. : Volume 1. Summary report /
Author Vancil, Michael A. ; Parrish, C. R. ; Palazzolo, M. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Parrish, Charles R.
Palazzolo, M. A.
Bostian, Harry E.
Crumpler, Eugene P.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/007A; EPA-68-02-4288
Stock Number PB91-151480
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Incineration ; Sludge disposal ; Municipal wastes ; Air pollution control ; Flue gases ; Metals ; Organic compounds ; Volatile organic compounds ; Fluidized bed processors ; Afterburners ; Concentration(Composition) ; Scrubbers ; Emission factors
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-151480 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 38 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract Emissions of metals and organics from a series of four wastewater sludge incinerators were determined. Three multiple hearth units and one fluidized bed combustor were tested. Emissions were controlled with a combination of venturi and/or tray impingement scrubbers. One site incorporated an afterburner as well. Flue gas testing was conducted at the inlet and outlet to the air pollution control devices at two of the plants. Feed sludge was also extensively tested for moisture, metals, and organics, as well as overall feed rate and heating value. Testing operating conditions were categorized as short-term versus long term (transients, start-up, interruptions, etc.). The metals found in greatest concentrations in the sludge were lead, chromium, and nickel; and the highest metal emission rates were of lead and cadmium. Organics were tested for in terms of volatile species (B.P. 30C - 100C) and semi-volatiles species. For the volatile species, toluene had the highest concentrations in the sludge and acrylonitrile, benzene, toluene, chloroform, and vinyl chloride had the highest emission rates. Few of the target semi-volatile compounds were detected in either the sludge feed or at the stack.
Notes "September 1989." "Harry E. Bostian and Eugene P. Crumpler, technical managers." Microfiche.
Place Published Cincinnati, OH :
Supplementary Notes See also Volume 2, PB91-151498. 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 {1991}
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20010102172543
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01397nam 2200325Ka 45020