Science Inventory

Technology Demonstration Summary Shirco Electric Infrared Incineration At The Peak Oil Superfund Site

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Technology Demonstration Summary Shirco Electric Infrared Incineration At The Peak Oil Superfund Site. EPA/540/S5-88/002, 1989.

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Description:

Under the auspices of the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation or SITE Program, a critical assessment is made of the performance of the transportable Shirco Infrared Thermal Destruction System during three separate test runs at an operating feed rate of 100 tons per day. The unit was operated as part of an emergency cleanup action at the Peak Oil Superfund site in Brandon, Florida. The report includes a process description of the unit, unit operations data and a discussion of unit operations problems, sampling and analytical procedures and data, and an overall performance and cost evaluation of the system. The results show that the unit achieved destruction and removal efficiencies (DREs) of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) exceeding 99.99% and destruction efficiencies (DEs) of PCBs ranging from 83.15% to 99.88%. Acid gas removal efficiencies were consistently greater than 99%. Particulate emissions ranged from 171 to 358 mg/dscm, exceeding 180 mg/dscm during two of the four tests. The Extraction Procedure (EP) Toxicity Test on the furnace ash exceeded the RCRA EP Toxicity Characteristic standard for lead. Small quantities of tetrachlorodibenzofuran (TCDF) were detected in one of the four stack gas samples. Also detected were low levels of some semivolatile organics and a broader range of volatile organics, which can be considered products of incomplete combustion (PICs). Ambient air monitoring stations detected quantities of PCBs, which appear to be caused by the transport of ash from the ash pad to the ash storage area. Waste feed and ash samples were not mutagenic according to the standard Ames Salmonella mutagenicity assay. Unit costs are estimated to range from $196 to $795 per ton with a normalized cost per ton of $425 for the Peak Oil cleanup.

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Technology Demonstration Summary Shirco Electric Infrared Incineration At The Peak Oil Superfund Site

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SITE DOCUMENT/SUMMARY)
Product Published Date: 01/01/1989
Record Last Revised: 07/07/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 129360

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND SUPPORT DIVISION