Combustion Technology for Incinerating Wastes from Air Force Industrial Processes.
Final rept. Jun 81-Jun 83,
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON DC
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Air Force bases, particularly Air Logistics Centers, generate significant amounts of process wastes from a variety of industrial operations. Some of these wastes are classified hazardous under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and are properly disposed at cost to the Air Force. Onsite incineration with heat recovery is being considered as a disposal option, to reduce the overall disposal costs. Since relatively small amounts of single wastes are generated at any one base, an incineration system must be flexible to handle a wide variety of materials. Results indicate a technical basis for using Air Force industrial wastes as supplemental fuels. Suggestions made in this report should enable Air Force personnel to design and execute programs to destroy such wastes, recover energy, and show empirically that applicable environmental laws and regulations have been properly taken into account. Furthermore, a technique to allow decision makers to select least-cost options to use the suggestions made in this report exists, i.e., a modified form of the resource recovery planning model RRPLAN developed at the National Bureau of Standards.
- Air Pollution and Control