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Operation of a medical waste incinerator and the emission control system
Author(s): Joseph Y. Hsieh; Nicholas Confuorto
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Paper Abstract

A two chamber starved air incinerator was equipped with an emission control system for controlling the particulate, HCl, heavy metals and dioxins/furans emissions from a regional medical waste incinerator facility. The batch operation of the incinerator creates a wide variation of the flue gas temperatures and flow rates. The flue gas after cooling also contains unburned hydrocarbons besides the high moisture content. The daily startup and shutdown of the incinerator concomitant with the misunderstanding of the characteristics of the flue gas from the incineration operation has resulted in overhauling the system in less than three months. After the introduction of the Tesisorb, a cake modifying agent, and the modification of the system operation, the system is now in good operation. The characteristic of the incinerator operation as well as the performance of the emission control system is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1717, Industrial, Municipal, and Medical Waste Incineration Diagnostics and Control, (10 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140303
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Joseph Y. Hsieh, Research-Cottrell (United States)
Nicholas Confuorto, Research-Cottrell (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1717:
Industrial, Municipal, and Medical Waste Incineration Diagnostics and Control
Joseph J. Santoleri, Editor(s)

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