A Thermal Stability Based Ranking of Hazardous Organic Compound Incinerability

Update Item Information
Title A Thermal Stability Based Ranking of Hazardous Organic Compound Incinerability
Creator Taylor, Philip H.; Dellinger, Barry
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1987
Spatial Coverage presented at Palm Springs, California
Abstract The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976, reauthorized in 1985, required the US-EPA to establish regulatory standards for facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous wastes. Three major performance requirements have be en established that place limits on the emissions of particulate matter, hydrochloric acid, and toxic organic compounds. The current approach on limiting the emissions of toxic organics is based on the demonstration that a given facility can achieve a combined destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of 99.99% for principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs) of the waste stream that are considered difficult to incinerate. The demonstration of 99.99% DRE for these compounds is effectively acting as a surrogate for the minimum DRE of other compounds in the waste fuel that are more easily incinerated. Thus, under the current regulatory approach, an accurate ranking of hazardous waste incinerability is critical to adequately controlling emissions of toxic organics. Initial field studies have shown that removal efficiency of most POHCs has a minimal impact on stack emission, thus we may focus our efforts on determining POHC destruction efficiency (DE).
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights This material may be protected by copyright. Permission required for use in any form. For further information please contact the American Flame Research Committee.
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 16.7 megapixel digital camera and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF, 16 bit depth.
Scanning Technician Cliodhna Davis
ARK ark:/87278/s61r6t2h
Setname uu_afrc
ID 4084
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61r6t2h