incinerator performance Articles

  • Optimizing Baghouse Performance in Waste-to- Energy Incinerator

    An end user with many years experience, operating3 different Municipal Waste Incineration plants, decided to build a new “state of the art” plant. After fully investigating the performance of different types of filter media, he decided upon GORE-TEX® membrane on GORE-TEX® felt, as he was convinced that is was the “best available ...


    By W. L. Gore & Associates

  • Performance Test Results of the Macrotek Flooded Disc MVA Scrubber

    Fundamental design principals of the flooded disc scrubber - a variable throat orifice contactor are presented. Test data from the pilot demonstration unit and full scale operations on lime kiln, refining furnace, and incinerator applications are presented and compared. Conclusions are that performance on a given application is a function of pressure drop and particle size distribution. In ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Healthcare Waste Diversion from Landfills & Total Destruction

    Our Health Matters.  The spread of disease is now an epidemic.  Healthcare Waste (hospital, funeral homes, labs, car homes, patient's waste in homes) disposal  59% is going to landfills contains potentially infectious waste.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTtdyQVdLs  Biomedical waste managed under Regulations accounts for only 7% of the waste ...

  • Analysis of alternative fuels

    The use of alternative fuels in the cement and building materials industries is becoming increasingly important. Alternative fuels enable cement manufacturers to control production costs and improve environmental performance – two very significant benefits for one of the world’s most energy intensive industries. If international targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions are to be met, then the ...

  • Model comparison in simulating the atmospheric dispersion of a pollutant plume in low wind conditions

    This study investigates the performance of different air pollution dispersion models in low wind conditions. The models have been applied to two sites frequently characterised by weak winds: the cities of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in the Po River Valley (Northern Italy). The emission sources are the municipal waste incinerator (Modena) and a turbogas plant (Reggio Emilia). Total Suspended ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Knowledge, attitude and practices toward dioxins in China's waste incineration industry and coking industry

    A questionnaire was used to survey the knowledge and attitude of senior managers toward dioxins at five waste incineration plants and seven coking plants. A field survey was performed to verify dioxin control practices at two of the waste incineration plants and one of the coke plants. All the respondents at the waste incineration plants claimed to be knowledgeable about dioxins and had a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovation in municipal solid waste management in England: policy, practice and sustainability

    This paper identifies influences on the design of the innovative statutory framework now driving change in waste management practice in England. The framework employs a mix of policy instruments, including a landfill allowance-trading scheme that is the first-ever economy-wide permit trading scheme and mandatory recycling targets. Despite intensive stakeholder scrutiny of the framework, concerns ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CASE STUDY #27 Q-PAC PLASTIC - “Q-PAC saved us $8,362 per year and did not plug!”

    The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts purchased two acid scrubbing towers for their Municipal incinerator. The scrubbers had to perform at unusually high particulate loadings forcing change-out of packing every 3-4 months. Because the ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • UK Abattoir – Rotary incinerator - Case Study

    Designed to process animal remains 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, with the minimum of operator attendance. To optimise the plant’s performance and to enable waste to be processed and stored, irrespective of the status of the combustion plant, the waste is crushed into 50mm cubes. The material is then conveyed into a buffer hopper, which stores sufficient material to enable the plant to be left ...

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant MSD of Buncombe County, NC

    The Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County was faced with high maintenance cost of existing equipment, poor reliability and increased incinerator cost. After extension research into dewatering options, it was determined that the most economical dewatering system was on-site dewatering with a belt filter press. BDP was the press of choice due to the 3DPTM belt filter press superior ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Effect of drying on leaching testing of treated municipal solid waste incineration APC-residues

    Air-pollution-control (APC) residues from waste incinerators are hazardous waste according to European legislation and must be treated prior to landfilling. Batch and column leaching data determine which type of landfill can receive the treated APC-residues. CEN standards are prescribed for the batch and column leaching test; however, these standards do not specify whether or not the residue ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • Computer simulated versus observed NO2 and SO2 emitted from elevated point source complex

    ISC-AERMOD dispersion model was used to predict air dispersion plumes from an diesel power plant complex. Emissions of NO2 and SO2 from stacks (5 numbers) and a waste oil incinerator were studied to evaluate the pollutant dispersion patterns and the risk of nearby population. Emission source strengths from the individual point sources were also evaluated to determine the sources of significant ...

  • INTO THE VOID...U.S. EPA`s recent boiler MACT and CISWI information collection request

    Background - The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (court) has been quite busy in the last few years hearing environmental cases, particularly air quality related topics. On June 8, 2007, the court vacated and remanded two (2) U.S. EPA rules promulgated under the Clean Air Act (CAA)-The Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) definitions rule ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • The Five CISWI Considerations

    With so much talk of boilers and heaters since the 4 Rules were published in early 2013, most facilities are focused on developing an understanding and strategy to comply with the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for Boilers (commonly referred to as Boiler MACT). However, one of the 4 Rules is the Commercial and Industrial ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Halogenated VOCs in Soil, Sediment and Sludge

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE), thermal desorption, and incineration are the presumptive remedies for Superfund sites with halogenated VOC-contaminated soil. Because a presumptive remedy is a technology that EPA believes, based upon its past experience, generally will be the most appropriate remedy for a specified type of site, the presumptive remedy approach will accelerate site-specific analysis ...

  • Ceramic catalyst filters destroy air pollutants - Case study

    Catalyst-embedded ceramic filters offer a new technological capability of removing NOx at lower temperatures, while simultaneously removing PM, SOx and HC1. The technology also removes organic hazardous air pollutants (O-HAPS) THC, dioxins and mercury, all in a single compact system. Applications for the technology include: the Cement NESHAP; Boiler MACT for coal; incinerator CISWI MACT; ...

  • September 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • Medical waste incinerators are the next logical step for many countries - Case Study

    Worldwide medical waste incinerators are making a huge difference to waste control, many clinics and hospitals that just a few years ago either buried or burned their medical waste are now utilising the benefits of incinerators to help them take the next step toward better health. Even generating heat and hot water and in some larger cases electricity generation are available. ...

  • Data Requirements Air Emissions/Off-Gases

    Predictive modeling may be usefelected to represent the system (e.g., SVE treatment, incinerator, etc.), and site and contaminant informaul in estimating emissions from a site or treatment system. An appropriate theoretical model is stion is used to estimate gross emissions. Because many variables affect emission rates, this approach is limited by the representativeness of the model and by the ...

  • Cement Manufacturing - Balancing Growth with Air Quality Requirements

    In most areas of the U.S., it appears that the recession is a bad memory and the signs of recovery are all around us. As described by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) on its website[1], “following the strongest cement consumption gains in seven (7) years in 2012, cement consumption growth will continue in 2013 with a 6.2% increase.” PCA continues to explain that “the ...


    By All4 Inc.

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