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Title: AFBC co-firing of coal and hospital wastes

Abstract

During the previous report period, shredder system verification and testing was initiated at DONLEE's pilot facility located in York, Pennsylvania. General waste from the Lebanon VA Medical Center was transported to the pilot facility in York. The waste was fed into the unit starting December 18, 1991. The waste feed rate was adjusted to approximately 150 lb./hr. The stack monitoring portion of the shredder testing was conducted on January 28 and 29. The heat input was approximately 6 [times] l0[sup 6] BTU/hr. both days. On the first day, only coal and limestone were fed into the unit. On the second day, hospital waste, coal, and limestone were fed into the unit. On both days of testing, data included: coal, limestone, and ash samples and flow rates; all air flows; stack flue gas flow; combustor, cyclone, boiler, and baghouse; temperatures and pressures; stack concentration of dioxins and furans; stack concentration of heavy metals; stack concentration of HCI; stack concentration of PAH. The hospital waste feed during the second test was approximately 150 lb./hr. The PA DER requested that the final design of the Lebanon facility fire anthracite coal only. On February 4, the unit was lit off on anthracite coal. Operationmore » on anthracite stabilized at a 1650 degree F combustor temperature. Hospital waste was fed into the unit while on anthracite without incident.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6828421
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/25033-3158
ON: DE93004832
DOE Contract Number:  
FG21-88MC25033
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ANTHRACITE; COCOMBUSTION; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION; HOSPITALS; WASTES; LIMESTONE; PENNSYLVANIA; PROGRESS REPORT; SHREDDERS; BLACK COAL; BUILDINGS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CARBONATE ROCKS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COAL; COMBUSTION; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MATERIALS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENTS; NORTH AMERICA; OXIDATION; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; USA; 014000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Combustion; 092000 - Biomass Fuels- Combustion- (1990-); 320305 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Industrial Waste Management

Citation Formats

. AFBC co-firing of coal and hospital wastes. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/6828421.
. AFBC co-firing of coal and hospital wastes. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6828421
. 1992. "AFBC co-firing of coal and hospital wastes". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6828421. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6828421.
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abstractNote = {During the previous report period, shredder system verification and testing was initiated at DONLEE's pilot facility located in York, Pennsylvania. General waste from the Lebanon VA Medical Center was transported to the pilot facility in York. The waste was fed into the unit starting December 18, 1991. The waste feed rate was adjusted to approximately 150 lb./hr. The stack monitoring portion of the shredder testing was conducted on January 28 and 29. The heat input was approximately 6 [times] l0[sup 6] BTU/hr. both days. On the first day, only coal and limestone were fed into the unit. On the second day, hospital waste, coal, and limestone were fed into the unit. On both days of testing, data included: coal, limestone, and ash samples and flow rates; all air flows; stack flue gas flow; combustor, cyclone, boiler, and baghouse; temperatures and pressures; stack concentration of dioxins and furans; stack concentration of heavy metals; stack concentration of HCI; stack concentration of PAH. The hospital waste feed during the second test was approximately 150 lb./hr. The PA DER requested that the final design of the Lebanon facility fire anthracite coal only. On February 4, the unit was lit off on anthracite coal. Operation on anthracite stabilized at a 1650 degree F combustor temperature. Hospital waste was fed into the unit while on anthracite without incident.},
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