While once dismissed as acceptable, air emissions and pollutants are now at the forefront of public concern regarding incineration systems.
So…what are the issues? What are our options?
And, what technology is out there?
Join Walter Niessen for the third session in our 3-part Incineration Master Class Series exploring the air pollution challenges, issues, and solutions relating to thermal waste processing systems.
In this course we’ll explore the chemical and physical characteristics of wastes burned, the relationship between quantity and characteristics, and their impact on air pollutant emissions (e.g., particulate matter, acid gases, nitrogen oxides, metals, etc.). We’ll discuss combustor design features and operating conditions affecting emissions, and the best practices (e.g., chamber temperature, air flow rates, etc.) to reduce emissions. Additionally, we’ll explore the existing and emerging technologies available to control and minimize emissions, their opportunities and challenges, and the design equations to evaluate prospective performance. Within this discussion, we’ll detail the design features and performance expectations for pollutant abatement, including: settling chambers; cyclones and inertial collectors; wet scrubbers and accessories; electrostatic precipitators; fabric filters; and absorbers. Additionally we’ll explore the features of specialized techniques and devices for the control of: NOx, mercury and dioxin. Finally, we’ll complete our course with a review the control strategies applicable to incinerator air pollution control, and a discussion the importance and process of continuous emission monitoring.
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.
- Understand the waste and process characteristics resulting in emission of particulate matter, acid gases (SO2, HCl, HF), nitrogen oxides (NOx), metals, and other air toxics.
- Understand the design features and performance expectations for: settling chambers, cyclones and other inertial collectors, wet scrubbers, scrubber accessories, electrostatic precipitators, fabric filters, and absorbers.
- Understand the features of specialized techniques and devices for control of: NOx, mercury control, and dioxin.
- Review the control strategies applicable to incinerator air pollution control.
- Review the general area of continuous emission monitoring.
Incineration Master Class Series
This presentation is the first module in our
3-session Incineration Master Class Series. Currently, we are offering the full Master Class Series at a discounted rate. If you are interested in purchasing the full Master Class Series, you can find information and the registration link here.
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.