Incineration of Municipal Waste - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122076909, 9781483265933

Incineration of Municipal Waste

1st Edition

Specialized Seminars on Incinerator Emissions of Heavy Metals and Particulates, Copenhagen, 18–19 September 1985 and Emission of Trace Organics from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators, Copenhagen, 20–22 January 1987

Editors: Robert B. Dean
eBook ISBN: 9781483265933
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th March 1988
Page Count: 372
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Description

Incineration of Municipal Waste brings together the proceedings of two specialized seminars dealing with emissions from modern municipal waste incinerators and held in Copenhagen, Denmark: Incinerator Emissions of Heavy Metals and Particulates, held on September 18-19, 1985, and Emission of Trace Organics from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators, held on January 20-22, 1987. The papers explore how modern stack gas cleaning equipment can reduce the emission of toxic substances, whether metallic or organic.

Comprised of 36 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the fundamentals and salient features of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy for monitoring of heavy metals. The discussion then turns to gas cleaning methods such as dry scrubbing systems using slurry injection; measurements of mercury in flue gases from the Högdalen incinerator in Stockholm, Sweden; the performance of electrostatic precipitators; and the role of cadmium and mercury in municipal sohd waste incineration. Subsequent chapters focus on the flux of metals through municipal solid waste incinerators; health effects of chlorinated dioxin and other trace organic emissions; and total organic carbon emissions from municipal incinerators.

This monograph will be of interest to government officials and environmental policymakers.

Table of Contents


Preface


Incinerator Emissions of Heavy Metals and Particulates


Monitoring of Heavy Metals by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry


Heavy Metals from "Energy from Waste" Plants—Comparison of Gas Cleaning Systems


Mercury from Högdalen Incineration Plant in Stockholm, 1972-1985


Performance of Electrostatic Precipitators


Fluxes of Mercury in the Swedish Environment: Contributions from Waste Incineration


Mercury Output from Garbage Incineration


Mercury Behaviour in Flue Gases


The Specific Role of Cadmium and Mercury in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration


Critical Review: Measurement of Mercury Combustion Aerosols in Emissions from Stationary Sources


Analysis of Inorganic Pollutants Emitted by the City of Paris Garbage Incineration Plants


The Flux of Metals through Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators


Seminar Summary: Incinerator Emissions of Heavy Metals and Particulates


Emission of Trace Organics from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators


Impact on Health of Chlorinated Dioxins and Other Trace Organic Emissions


Sources and Relative Importance of PCDD and PCDF Emissions


Problems Associated with the Measurement of PCDD and PCDF Emissions from Waste Incineration Plants


Recommended Methodology for Measurements of PCDD and PCDF in the Nordic Countries


PCDD and PCDF Emissions and Possible Health Effects: Report on a WHO Working Group


Risk from Exposure to Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans Emitted from Municipal Incinerators


Recent Findings on the Formation and Decomposition of PCDD/PCDF in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration


Validation of Sampling and Analysis of Dioxins


Canada's National Incinerator Testing and Evaluation Program (NITEP) Air

Details

No. of pages:
372
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483265933

About the Editor

Robert B. Dean

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