Emissions of metals and organics from municipal wastewater sludge incinerators
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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory in Cincinnati, OH .
Written in English


  • Hazardous wastes -- Incineration -- Environmental aspects -- United States

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StatementMichael A. Vancil, Charles R. Parrish, and Michael A. Palazzolo
ContributionsParrish, Charles R, Palazzolo, M. A, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
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Pagination1 v
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Open LibraryOL14717839M

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Get this from a library! Emissions of metals, chromium and nickel species, and organics from municipal wastewater sludge incinerators. Volume VI, Site 8 emission test report. [Robin R Segall; William DeWees; F Michael Lewis; Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)]. Emissions of metals and organics from a series of four municipal wastewater sludge incinerators were determined. Three multiple hearth units and one fluidized bed combustor were tested. Emissions were controlled with a combination of venturi and/or tray impingement scrubbers. Modern municipal solid-waste incinerators in the United States are equipped for particulate, acid gas, and, in many cases, dioxin and mercury removal. These municipal solid-waste incinerators typically employ fabric filters or dry electrostatic precipitators (esp) for particulate removal. ESPs became common in the s. Small-scale incinerators are a useful technology to combust household waste, medical waste, slaughter waste, etc. instead of discharging it in a rmore, heat and energy may be recovered and it helps to avoid open burning of municipal waste which creates much more harmful emissions and endanger human health and environment. Costs for these incinerators .

Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as "thermal treatment".Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas and heat. The ash is mostly formed by the inorganic constituents of the waste and . Incineration or burning of non-recyclable solid waste helps to reduce the volume and the health risks related to the waste fraction to dispose. Incineration plants reduce volume (up to 90%) and weight (up to 75%) and break down hazardous substances such as pathogens and toxic chemicals. Flue gases must be treated in a complex treatment system after the combustion to .   Anna Kwarciak-Kozłowska, in Industrial and Municipal Sludge, 1 Legal regulations and directions of sewage waste management in the European Union. Sewage sludge is inherent in the wastewater treatment process. To date, no nonsludge technologies and solutions that would allow for complete elimination of sewage sludge from the environment . Therefore, sanitary landfilling of municipal sludge will continue as disposal option. It is the purpose of this manual to provide the engineering community, related industry, and local government with a new source of information for the planning, design and operation of municipal sludge landfills.

Summary of Emissions Data fo'r Incinerators Reviewed in • ; Summary of Emissions Data for Incinerators 1 and 2 at the Merrimack Site Compliance Status of Sludge Incinerators That Have Begun Operating Since ' Summary of Emissions Tests on Incinerator in Providence, Rhode Island Uncontrolled Trace Element Emissions from Sewage Sludge. The incineration process has evolved over the years, and considerable relevant material has been published, including on the incineration of sewage sludge. The main stages of a typical sewage sludge incineration process are shown in Figure and can be divided into four main parts: sludge pretreatment, combustion, energy recovery and cleaning systems. Resources of organic wastewater. There are several contaminants in wastewater, with organic pollutants playing the major role. Many kinds of organic compounds, such as PCBs, pesticides, herbicides, phenols, polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), aliphatic and hetercyclic compounds are included in the wastewater, and industrial and agricultural production as well Cited by: Pollutant emissions from modern incinerators Table 6 Results of emission measurements at the incinerator plant in Zimdorf, Germany. Concentrations in ng/m3 dry gas, 11% O2 [13].