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Title: Burning tires for fuel and tire pyrolysis: air implications

Abstract

The document was developed in response to increasing inquiries into the environmental impacts of burning waste tires in process equipment. The document provides information on the use of whole, scrap tires and tire-derived-fuel (TDF) as combustion fuel and on the pyrolysis of scrap tires. The use of whole tires and TDF as a primary fuel is discussed for dedicated tire-to-energy facilities. The use of whole tires and TDF as a supplemental fuel is discussed for cement manufacturing plants, electric utilities, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial processes. The focus of the document is on the impact of burning whole tires and TDF on air emissions. Test data are presented and, in most instances, compared with emissions under baseline conditions (no tires or TDF in the fuel). The control devices used in these industries are discussed and, where possible, their effectiveness in controlling emissions from the burning of whole tires or TDF is described. In addition, the report provides information on the processes themselves that use whole tires or TDF, the modifications to the processes that allowed the use of whole tires or TDF, and the operational experiences of several facilities using whole tires or TDF. The economic feasibility ofmore » using whole tires and TDF for the surveyed industries is discussed. Finally, contacts for State waste tire programs are presented.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Environmental Services, Inc., Durham, NC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5625445
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5625445
Report Number(s):
PB-92-145358/XAB
CNN: EPA-68-D-00124
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See also DE84003924, PB90-126004 and PB92-115252. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Control Technology Center
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; TIRES; PYROLYSIS; RECYCLING; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; BOILERS; COMBUSTION; ECONOMICS; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; ENERGY SOURCES; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; PAPER INDUSTRY; PORTLAND CEMENT; REFUSE DERIVED FUELS; BUILDING MATERIALS; CEMENTS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONTROL; DECOMPOSITION; FUELS; INDUSTRY; MATERIALS; OXIDATION; POLLUTION CONTROL; PUBLIC UTILITIES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 092000 -- Biomass Fuels-- Combustion-- (1990-); 320305 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes-- Industrial Waste Management

Citation Formats

Clark, C., Meardon, K., and Russell, D. Burning tires for fuel and tire pyrolysis: air implications. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Clark, C., Meardon, K., & Russell, D. Burning tires for fuel and tire pyrolysis: air implications. United States.
Clark, C., Meardon, K., and Russell, D. Sun . "Burning tires for fuel and tire pyrolysis: air implications". United States.
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abstractNote = {The document was developed in response to increasing inquiries into the environmental impacts of burning waste tires in process equipment. The document provides information on the use of whole, scrap tires and tire-derived-fuel (TDF) as combustion fuel and on the pyrolysis of scrap tires. The use of whole tires and TDF as a primary fuel is discussed for dedicated tire-to-energy facilities. The use of whole tires and TDF as a supplemental fuel is discussed for cement manufacturing plants, electric utilities, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial processes. The focus of the document is on the impact of burning whole tires and TDF on air emissions. Test data are presented and, in most instances, compared with emissions under baseline conditions (no tires or TDF in the fuel). The control devices used in these industries are discussed and, where possible, their effectiveness in controlling emissions from the burning of whole tires or TDF is described. In addition, the report provides information on the processes themselves that use whole tires or TDF, the modifications to the processes that allowed the use of whole tires or TDF, and the operational experiences of several facilities using whole tires or TDF. The economic feasibility of using whole tires and TDF for the surveyed industries is discussed. Finally, contacts for State waste tire programs are presented.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {12}
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