In-filter PCDF and PCDD formation at low temperature during MSWI combustion
2014 (English)In: Chemosphere, ISSN 0045-6535, E-ISSN 1879-1298, Vol. 102, 12-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This case study investigated PCDF and PCDD emissions from a 65 MW waste-to-energy plant to identify why an air pollution control system remodeling to accommodate increased production resulted in increased TEQ concentrations. Pre- and post-filter gases were collected simultaneously in four sample sets with varying filter temperatures and with/without activated carbon injection. Samples were analyzed to determine total PCDF and PCDD concentrations, as well as homologue profiles, and concentrations of individual congeners (some remained co-eluted). The total post filter PCDD concentrations where found to increase while the concentrations of PCDF and 2,3,7,8-substituted congeners declined. An investigation of the individual congener concentrations revealed that the increase of PCDD concentrations were due to a few congeners, suggesting a single formation route. The study also concludes that vital information about the formation could be obtained by not restricting the analysis to just the 2,3,7,8-substituted congeners.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 102, 12-17 p.
full scale, MSWI, PCDD, PCDF, fabric filters, case study
Chemical Sciences Biological Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88378DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.11.068ISI: 000333496800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-88378DiVA: diva2:715519