Meeting 503 Regulations for Ten Biosolids Incinerators (And Associated Stories)

by Mark Prentice, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Beach, United States,
Norman LeBlanc, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Beach, United States,
Thomas E. Sadick, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Beach, United States,
F. Michael Lewis, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Beach, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District's Part 503 regulations compliance program regarding incineration of biosolids at five of its treatment facilities. Results of performance testing and of the operating techniques and modifications undertaken to improve performance and comply with regulations are presented. Experiences with start-up, maintenance, and reliability of the CEM systems are included. The problem of hydrogen cyanide occurrence in the scrubber water of the multiple-hearth incinerators is addressed, as are the methods and techniques used by the District to identify and deal with the cyanide issue.

Subject Headings: Incineration | Water treatment plants | Solid wastes | Maintenance | Hydrogen | Water policy | Highways and roads | System reliability

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