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Title: Characterization of organic emissions from hazardous waste incineration processes under the new EPA draft risk burn guidance: Measurement issues

Abstract

EPA`s recently published draft Risk Burn Guidance recommends that hazardous waste combustion facilities complete a mass balance of the total organics (TOs) that may be emitted from the combustor. TOs, consisting of three distinct fractions (volatile, semivolatile, and nonvolatile organic compounds) are determined using measurement techniques specific to the boiling point (bp) range of each component. Preliminary scoping tests have been performed to gain further knowledge of the total chromatographable organics (TCO) and gravimetric analysis (GRAV) procedures used to determine the semivolatile and nonvolatile organic fractions. A commercially prepared Method 8270 semivolatile organic standard solution, made up of 112 compounds containing a variety of halogenated, oxygenated, nitrogenated, and sulfonated hydrocarbons, in addition to those hydrocarbons containing only carbon and hydrogen, was used to assess the accuracy of the TCO and GRAV methods. Additional tests were performed to verify that the semivolatile organic mass was not redundantly measured by the GRAV procedure.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
678987
Report Number(s):
PB-99-163123/XAB
TRN: 92431710
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: See also PB88-239223 and PB91-145979.; PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; INCINERATORS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RECOMMENDATIONS; US EPA; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; MASS BALANCE

Citation Formats

Ryan, J.V., Lemieux, P.M., Pollard, K., Workman, R., and Antley, B. Characterization of organic emissions from hazardous waste incineration processes under the new EPA draft risk burn guidance: Measurement issues. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Ryan, J.V., Lemieux, P.M., Pollard, K., Workman, R., & Antley, B. Characterization of organic emissions from hazardous waste incineration processes under the new EPA draft risk burn guidance: Measurement issues. United States.
Ryan, J.V., Lemieux, P.M., Pollard, K., Workman, R., and Antley, B. Wed . "Characterization of organic emissions from hazardous waste incineration processes under the new EPA draft risk burn guidance: Measurement issues". United States.
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title = {Characterization of organic emissions from hazardous waste incineration processes under the new EPA draft risk burn guidance: Measurement issues},
author = {Ryan, J.V. and Lemieux, P.M. and Pollard, K. and Workman, R. and Antley, B.},
abstractNote = {EPA`s recently published draft Risk Burn Guidance recommends that hazardous waste combustion facilities complete a mass balance of the total organics (TOs) that may be emitted from the combustor. TOs, consisting of three distinct fractions (volatile, semivolatile, and nonvolatile organic compounds) are determined using measurement techniques specific to the boiling point (bp) range of each component. Preliminary scoping tests have been performed to gain further knowledge of the total chromatographable organics (TCO) and gravimetric analysis (GRAV) procedures used to determine the semivolatile and nonvolatile organic fractions. A commercially prepared Method 8270 semivolatile organic standard solution, made up of 112 compounds containing a variety of halogenated, oxygenated, nitrogenated, and sulfonated hydrocarbons, in addition to those hydrocarbons containing only carbon and hydrogen, was used to assess the accuracy of the TCO and GRAV methods. Additional tests were performed to verify that the semivolatile organic mass was not redundantly measured by the GRAV procedure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
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