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Hazardous air emissions from incineration
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New York : Chapman & Hall, 1985


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This is a comprehensive handbook on the relationship of air pollution to incineration. Incineration is becoming the predominant method of dealing with many of our waste products and its most significant envi­ ronmental impact is on the air. This book includes information on emissions as well as on equipment design. Two chapters deal with the regulations governing incinerator emissions as well as the thermal destruction of hazardous wastes. Four chapters describe the nature of the emissions generated by the incin­ eration process. These particulate, gaseous, and odor emissions, are hazardous as well as deleterious to public well-being and aesthetics. Also included is a complete and timely discussion of dioxin generation and discharges. Three chapters describe the incineration equipment in general use today and methods of calculating gas flows and air discharges from these systems. Five chapters discuss the types of gas cleaning equipment available with sizing information and expected efficiencies. The nature of the gas cleaning process is discussed in detail. Criteria for selection of the opti­ mum system for a particular application is also included. The dispersion of an atmospheric discharge to the surrounding areas and/or communities is a vital concern in assessing the nature of that discharge and its impact, or potential hazards. A chapter is devoted to a relative simple method of estimating atmospheric dispersion.

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Incineration is becoming an increasingly important method for dealing with hazardous waste materials. Brunner's book addresses the relationships between hazardous waste incineration and ambient air quality. The author primarily focuses on basic air quality considerations, incineration principles and calculations, and systems for controlling gaseous and particulate emissions from incinerators. The chapters on air quality discuss statutory requirements, national ambient air quality standards, particulate and gaseous pollutants, dioxins, and odor emissions. The principles of incineration are described together with incinerator calculations and emissions estimation. Discussion of air pollutant control systems addresses gas cleaning, inertial systems, wet gas scrubbers, fabric filters, electrostatic precipitators, and control system selection. The last chapter summarizes incinerator noise generation and control. Brunner's book is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide for both technical and nontechnical audiences. Potential users include chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineers; regulatory agency professionals; legal personnel; concerned citizens; and upper-division undergraduate or graduate students.-L. Canter, University of Oklahoma

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