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Title: Evaluation of sludge characteristics and metals emissions from municipal sewage sludge incinerators

Abstract

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has promulgated regulations affecting the disposal of municipal sewage sludge under Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 503. The paper addresses emissions requirements for sewage sludge incineration under 40 CFR Part 503, Subpart E. The paper focuses on factors that may influence sewage sludge characteristics, sewage sludge metals feed rates, and the corresponding metals emission rates. Emissions test programs were conducted at three municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), City of Auburn WWTP. City of Glens Falls WWTP, and Saratoga County Sewer District No. 1 WWTP, to determine mass emissions of multiple metals (As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Ni, Hg, Se, and Zn). The influent incinerator sludge was sampled in conjunction with each test program to determine the sludge metals content. The sewage sludge was analyzed in accordance with USEPA Method SW846. Multiple metals emissions were determined in accordance with USEPA 40 CFR 60, Appendix A, Method 29 sampling and analytical procedures. The results from these test programs were analyzed to identify the factors that influence the metals emission rates. The resulting metals removal efficiencies from each of the three pollution control systems are quantified. Unique analytical issues encounteredmore » during these test programs are also addressed. 7 refs., 3 tabs.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Stearns & Wheler, LLC, Cazenovia, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
617683
Report Number(s):
CONF-9605175-
TRN: 98:002112-0066
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International symposium on measurement of toxic and related air pollutants, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States), 7-10 May 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Measurement of toxic and related air pollutants; PB: 889 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MUNICIPAL WASTES; SEWAGE SLUDGE; COMBUSTION; TOXIC MATERIALS; METALS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; EFFICIENCY

Citation Formats

Hart, R.S., Conklin, J.A., and Munn, B.G. Evaluation of sludge characteristics and metals emissions from municipal sewage sludge incinerators. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Hart, R.S., Conklin, J.A., & Munn, B.G. Evaluation of sludge characteristics and metals emissions from municipal sewage sludge incinerators. United States.
Hart, R.S., Conklin, J.A., and Munn, B.G. Tue . "Evaluation of sludge characteristics and metals emissions from municipal sewage sludge incinerators". United States.
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abstractNote = {The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has promulgated regulations affecting the disposal of municipal sewage sludge under Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 503. The paper addresses emissions requirements for sewage sludge incineration under 40 CFR Part 503, Subpart E. The paper focuses on factors that may influence sewage sludge characteristics, sewage sludge metals feed rates, and the corresponding metals emission rates. Emissions test programs were conducted at three municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), City of Auburn WWTP. City of Glens Falls WWTP, and Saratoga County Sewer District No. 1 WWTP, to determine mass emissions of multiple metals (As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Ni, Hg, Se, and Zn). The influent incinerator sludge was sampled in conjunction with each test program to determine the sludge metals content. The sewage sludge was analyzed in accordance with USEPA Method SW846. Multiple metals emissions were determined in accordance with USEPA 40 CFR 60, Appendix A, Method 29 sampling and analytical procedures. The results from these test programs were analyzed to identify the factors that influence the metals emission rates. The resulting metals removal efficiencies from each of the three pollution control systems are quantified. Unique analytical issues encountered during these test programs are also addressed. 7 refs., 3 tabs.},
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