Science Inventory

DEVELOPMENT OF A HAZARDOUS WASTE INCINERATOR TARGET ANALYTE LIST OF PRODUCTS OF INCOMPLETE COMBUSTION

Citation:

Lemieux*, P M. AND J V. Ryan*. DEVELOPMENT OF A HAZARDOUS WASTE INCINERATOR TARGET ANALYTE LIST OF PRODUCTS OF INCOMPLETE COMBUSTION. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-98/076 (NTIS PB99-102618), 1998.

Impact/Purpose:

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Description:

The report gives results of pilot-scale incineration testing to develop a comprehensive list of products of incomplete combustion (PICs) from hazardous waste combustion (HWC) systems. Project goals were to: (1) identify the total mass of organic compounds sufficiently to estimate the toxicity of the complex mixture; (2) serve as the target analyte list for Omnibus risk assessments and, possibly, for the risk-check element of the yet-to-be-proposed rule on HWC; and (3) enable EPA's Office of Solid Waste to assess the relative importance of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans to other PICs. The tests were performed under varied combustion conditions feeding a mixed surrogate waste, resulting in the generation of many PICs. While many of the PICs were identified as target analytes using standardized sampling and analytical methods, most of the PICs in the inciner-ation emissions were not target analytes. Although a substantial number have been tentatively identified, a considerably larger number have not been identified. It can be concluded from these experiments that the current sampling and analytical schemes for characterizing HWC emissions provide an incomplete picture of the emission profile. Innovative analytical techniques, such as multi-dimensional gas chromatography, appear to show great promise for resolving the unknowns.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 07/01/1998
Record Last Revised: 12/23/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 90406

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

AIR POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY BRANCH