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SHIRCO PILOT-SCALE INFRARED INCINERATION SYSTEM AT THE ROSE TOWNSHIP DEMODE ROAD SUPERFUND SITE
U.S. EPA. SHIRCO PILOT-SCALE INFRARED INCINERATION SYSTEM AT THE ROSE TOWNSHIP DEMODE ROAD SUPERFUND SITE. EPA/540/S5-89/007, 1989.
Under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation or SITE Program, an evaluation was made of the Shirco Pilot-Scale Infrared Incineration System during 17 separate test runs under varying operating conditions. The tests were conducted at the Demode Road Superfund site in Rose Township, Michigan using 1,799 kg (3,967 Ib) of soils contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other organics, and lead and other heavy metals. The report includes a process description of the unit, unit operations data, sampling and analytical procedures and data, and an overall evaluation of performance and energy consumption. The Shirco Infrared Incineration System uses electricity for infrared heating rods which heat the soil and desorb or incinerate the organic contaminants, followed by a conventional, propane-fired combustion chamber to complete the destruction of gaseous organic compounds. The system was evaluated for effectiveness in removing and destroying organic contaminants and reducing the mobility of metal contaminants under both standard and varied operating parameters. The achievement of applicable regulatory standards and the effect of operating conditions on energy consumption were also assessed.