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Removal efficiencies of PCDDs/PCDFs by air pollution control devices in municipal solid waste incinerators.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11372864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Removal efficiencies of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs) by air pollution control devices (APCDs) in the commercial-scale municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerators with a capacity of above 200 ton/day were evaluated. The removal efficiencies of PCDDs/PCDFs were up to 95% when the activated carbon (AC) was injected in front of electrostatic precipitator (EP). Spray dryer absorber/bag filter (SDA/BF) had high removal efficiency (99%)) of PCDDs/PCDFs when a mixture of lime and AC was sprayed into the SDA. When the AC was not added in scrubbing solution, the whole congeners of PCDDs/PCDFs were enriched in the wet scrubber (WS) with negative removal efficiencies of -25% to -5731%. Discharge of PCDDs/PCDFs was decreased with increasing the proportions of AC added in scrubbing solution. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system had the removal efficiencies of up to 93% during the test operation.
S C Kim; S H Jeon; I R Jung; K H Kim; M H Kwon; J H Kim; J H Yi; S J Kim; J C You; D H Jung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:    2001 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-24     Completed Date:  2001-09-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  773-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Environmental Research, NIER, Eunpyung-Ku, Seoul, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution / prevention & control*
Benzofurans / analysis*
Carbon / chemistry
Environmental Monitoring
Refuse Disposal / instrumentation*,  methods
Soil Pollutants / analysis*
Static Electricity
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / analogs & derivatives,  analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzofurans; 0/Soil Pollutants; 0/chlorinated dibenzofurans; 0/polychlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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