Relationships between laboratory and pilot‐scale combustion of some chlorinated hydrocarbons

Daniel P.Y. Chang, Nelson W. Sorbo, Chung King Law, Richard R. Steeper, Marta K. Richards, George L. Huffman

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Abstract

Factors governing the occurrence of trace amounts of residual organic substance emissions (ROSEs) in full‐scale incinerators are not fully understood. Pilot‐scale spray combustion experiments involving some liquid chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHCs) and their dilute mixtures with hydrocarbons (HC) were undertaken at the USEPA's Center Hill Laboratory. Individual droplet‐burning characteristics of CHCs and HCs were also studied at the University of California, Davis on a more fundamental level to isolate and identify potentially important phenomena. The practical implications of the experimental observations on incinerability ranking, formation of ROSEs, and strategies for reducing ROSEs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-162
Number of pages11
JournalEnvironmental Progress
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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