Topics discussed in this book cover all aspects of combustion from the mechanics and formation of toxic pollutants and their transport/fate in the environment to emission abatement and risk assessment. Leading experts in the field have contributed information from studies ranging from fundamental bench-scale investigations to risk assessment of existing large-scale municipal incinerators. This book will be a valuable reference for scientists, engineers, administrators and environmentalists who must deal with the complex issues of waste management and environmental protection.
An Overview of Combustion Emissions in the United States. Formation of Polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins and Polychlorodibenzofurans During Heterogeneous Combustion. Formation of Highly Toxic Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins by Catalytic Activity of Metallic Compounds in Fly Ash. Study of the Relationship Between Trace Elements and the Formation of Chlorinated Dioxins on Fly Ash. Heterogeneous Gas-Solid Reactions of Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Fly Ash from Municipal Incinerators. Computer Automated Laboratory Thermal Oxidizer. The Role of Carbon Particulate Surface Area on the Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs) Emission. Products of Incomplete Combustion from the High Temperature Pyrolysis of the Chlorinated Methanes. The Importance of Data Quality in Understanding and Controlling Emissions from Combustion Processes. Quality Assurance Recommendations for Toxic Emission Measurement Systems. Development of a New Tracer Technology Using Enriched Rare-Earth Isotopes. 14C Source Apportionment Technique Applied to Wintertime Urban Aerosols and Gases for the EPA Integrated Air Cancer Project. Incineration-Some Things I Would Like to Know About and Why. Incineration-Some Environmental Perspectives. Concentrations of PCDD/PCDF in Ambient Air in the Vicinity of Municipal Refuse Incinerators. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds in Steel Foundry Emissions. The National Incinerator Testing and Evaluation Program (NITEP): Mass Burning Technology Assessment. The National Incinerator Testing and Evaluation Program (NITEP): Air Pollution Control Technology Assessment Results. Diosin Recovery by Chemisorption-Control of Incineration Process Emissions. Control of Air Emissions of Total Reduced Sulphur Compounds from Combustion Processes in Pulp and Paper Plants. Control of Acid Rain Precursors. In-Situ Sampling from an Industrial Scale Rotary Kiln Incinerator. Thermal Effects and Heat Transfer in the Rotary Kiln Incineration of Contaminated Soils and Sorbents. Incineration of a Chemically Contaminated Synthetic Soil Matrix (SSM) Using a Pilot-Scale Rotary Kiln System. The Impact on the Environment of Airborne Particulate Matter from the Eruption of Mount Saint Helens in May 1980. Modeling of Chemical Movement in Soil Matrices. Atmospheric Transport of Combustion-Generated Organic Compounds. Dioxins from Combustion Processes: Environmental Fate and Exposure. Practical Application of Risk Assessment in the Permitting of a Hazardous Waste Incinerator. Human Exposure to Dioxin from Combustion Sources. Assessing the Risks of Combustion Emissions in a Multi-Media Context.