Incineration of Municipal Waste

Incineration of Municipal Waste

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

1st Edition - March 14, 1988

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  • Editor: Robert B. Dean
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265933

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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 Pollution Control Technology Assessment

    Optimization of Combustion Conditions to Minimize Dioxin Emissions

    The Origin and Health Risks of PCDD and PCDF

    Emission of Trace Organics from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators—Rationale of National Guidelines in the Federal Republic of Germany

    Total Organic Carbon Emissions from Municipal Incinerators

    Statistical Assessment of PCDD and PCDF Emission Data

    The Impact of the Dioxin Issue on Resource Recovery in the United States


    Production and Characterization of Trace Organic Emissions in Sweden

    Legislative Aspects of Emission Control

    New Emission Limits for Waste-to-Energy Plants in Sweden

    Emission of Dioxins from Pilot Plant Incineration of MSW in Denmark

    Dioxins and Related Polychlorinated and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Emissions from Small Incinerators in Norway

    The Influence of Plant Design and Operating Procedures on Emissions of PCDDs and PCDFs in England

    Emission of Dioxin and Related Compounds from Italian Municipal Waste Incinerators

    Limits to Statistical Evaluation of Incinerator Emissions

    Seminar Summary: Emissions of Trace Organics from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators


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  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: March 14, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483265933

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