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PILOT-SCALE EVALUATION OF AN INCINERABILITY RANKING SYSTEM FOR HAZARDOUS ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Carroll*, G J., R C. Thurnau*, J. W. Lee, AND L. R. Waterland. PILOT-SCALE EVALUATION OF AN INCINERABILITY RANKING SYSTEM FOR HAZARDOUS ORGANIC COMPOUNDS. JOURNAL OF THE AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION. AWMA, Pittsburgh, PA, 42(11):1430-1436, (1992).
The subject study was conducted to evaluate an incinerability ranking system developed by teh University of Dayton Research Institute under contract to the EPA Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory. Fixtures of organic compounds were prepared and combined with a clay-based sorbent matrix. These mixtures were then fed into the pilot-scale rotsry klin incineration system at the U.S. EPA Incineration Research Facility. In a series of five (5) tests, the following conditions were evaluated: aseline/typical operation; thermal failure; mixing failure; matrix failure; and a worst-case combination of the three (3) failure odes. Under baseline conditions, mixing failure, mtrix failure, klin-exit destruction and removal efficiencies (DREs) for each compound were sufficiently high that separation of compound according to observed DRE was not possible; a correlation between compound ranking and relative DRE could not be confirmed. Wider distribution of compound DREs during the thermal-failure and worst-case tests allowed for a better statistical evaluation; statistically sign correlations above the 99% and 93% confidence intervals were identified for the two tests,respectively.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH