Pilot Scale Studies on PCDD/PCDF Formation and Control Using the Strategic Cofiring of Natural Gas in Municipal Waste Combustion Systems

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Title Pilot Scale Studies on PCDD/PCDF Formation and Control Using the Strategic Cofiring of Natural Gas in Municipal Waste Combustion Systems
Creator McGrath, T. P.; Seeker, W. R.; Chen, S. L.; Linz, D. G.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1990
Spatial Coverage presented at San Francisco, California
Abstract This test program was designed to study the formation and emission of PCDD/PCDF during Refuse Derived Fuel combustion. Tests were conducted in a pilot scale RDF incinerator. Incinerator fly ash hold up for one hour at a temperature of 570F resulted in an 8 to 20 fold increase in PCDD/PCDF content. Reductions in RDF load were found to decrease PCDD/PCDF emissions. Fluctuations in RDF feed rate produced increases in PCDD/PCDF emissions. Test results suggest the dominant PCDD/PCDF formation mechanism(s) in the incinerator involve organic compounds in entrained fly ash. A combustion strategy for PCDD/PCDF emissions control has been developed. Natural gas co-firing allows RDF load reduction while smoothing temporal and spatial fluctuations in the furnace.
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