Incinerating Dioxin Contaminated Waste at the USEPA Combustion Research Facility

by Richard A. Carnes, EPA, Jefferson, AR, USA,
Joannes Lee, EPA, Jefferson, AR, USA,
Robert W. Ross, II, EPA, Jefferson, AR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The objective of the tests reported herein was to evaluate the incinerability of the toluene stillbottoms by determining whether 99. 9999% DRE could be achieved. All tests were performed in the CRF rotary kiln incineration system. Semivolatile organic compound emissions, most importantly 2,3,7,8-TCDD, the principle organic hazardous constituent (POHC) for these tests, were measured at four locations. The sampling methodology followed that outlined in the reference to ASME Modified Method 5 (MM5) protocol with some modifications necessitated by the conditions presented by the environments of the four sampling locations. Based on the results of this test series it can be concluded that land based incineration is the best available disposal option for the stillbottom waste.

Subject Headings: Incineration | Chemical compounds | Hazardous wastes | Waste disposal | Pollution | Combustion | Hazardous substances | Soil pollution

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