Control of Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Incincerators


  • F. Thomas DePaul, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Jerry W. Crowder

A review of the regulations and technologies involved in controlling air and water emissions from solid waste incinerators.
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Municipal solid waste (MSE) and material recovery facilities (MRFs).


Book information

  • Published: December 1989
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1209-7

Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Review of State Air Toxic Programs 2.1 Commonalities and Differences in State Air Toxic Programs 2.2 The Impact of the State Regulatory Design on Actual Permitting Practices 2.3 Summary of Air Toxic Programs and Permit Reviews3. Combustion Technology 3.1 Mass Burn Combustors 3.2 Starved Air Combustors 3.3 RDF-Fired Combustors4. Description of Emissions Database5. Uncontrolled Emissions 5.1 Pollutant Formation 5.2 Expected Emissions6. Control Technology 6.1 Description of Current Technology 6.2 Effectiveness of Current Technology 6.3 Post-Combustion NOx Control 6.4 Combustion Controls 6.5 Material Separation7. Health Impacts from MSW Incinerator Emissions 7.1 Emissions with Greatest Adverse Impacts for Human Health 7.2 Quantification of Adverse Health Effects: Unit Risk Factors8. Determination of Best Available Control Technology 8.1 Emission Limits 8.2 Control Costs 8.3 Reduction of Health Risk Impacts Appendix A: Uncontrolled Emissions DatabaseAppendix B: Controlled Emissions DatabaseAppendix C: Summary of Recent BACT Determinations for Selected StatesAppendix D: Sampling and Analysis Methods