TOXIC EMISSIONS FROM SOLID EASTE INCINERATION FACILITIES

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,600.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3521
Agency Tracking Number:
3521
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Route 611, Plumsteadville, PA, 18949
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
A.b. Nunn
Principal Investigator
(215) 766-8861
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PRODUCTION OF POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZO-P-DIOXIN (PCDD) AND POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZOFURAN (PCDF) EMISSIONS FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS AND RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITIES IS ONE OF THE MOST SENSITIVE ISSUES IN THE AIR POLLUTION FIELD. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROBLEM IS MAGNIFIED BY THE FACT THAT LANDFILLING OF SOLID WASTE IS DIMINISHING AND TREATMENT BY INCINERATION INCREASING. THE ISSUE OF PCDF/PCDD EMISSIONS IN MANY CASES IS PREVENTING NEWFACILITES FROM BEING CONSTRUCTED AND CREATING ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY PROBLEMS FOR OTHERS. BECAUSE PCDF/PCDD EMISSIONS ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AND EX EXPENSIVE TO MEASURE, THE NEED EXISTS TO DEVELOP AND ALTERNANATE PROCEDURE. SCOTT BELIEVES CHLOROBENZENES (CBS) AND CHLOROPHENOLS (CPS), RECOGNIZED PRECURSORS OF PCDFS AND PCDDS, COULD BE USED AS SURROGATE COMPOUNDS. THESE COMPOUNDSARE PRESENT IN STACK GASES AT MUCH GREATER CONCENTRATION S THAN PCDD AND PCDF CONSTITUENTS AND CAN BE QUANTIFIED ON ON-SITE. SCOTT PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF TESTING METHODOLDOLOGIES TOGETHER WITH ASSOCIATED INSTRUMENTATION. A SURRO- GATE R&D STUDY SUCH AS THIS WOULD RESULT IN SAVING INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT SUBSTANTIAL REVINUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMISSIONS MAY ADVERSELY IMPACT PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE.

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