Plasma arc heated secondary combustion chamber

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This paper describes a secondary combustion chamber (SCC) for hazardous waste treatment systems that uses a plasma arc torch as the heat source. Developed under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) between Retech, Inc. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the unit is intended primarily to handle the off-gas from a Plasma Arc Centrifugal Treatment (PACT) system. ft is designed to heat the effluent gas which may contain volatile organic compounds, and maintain the gas temperature above 1000 C for two seconds or more. The benefits of using a plasma arc gas heater are described in comparison to a ... continued below

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Haun, R.; Paulson, B.; Schlienger, M.; Goerz, D.; Kerns, J. & Vernazza, J. February 1, 1995.

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This paper describes a secondary combustion chamber (SCC) for hazardous waste treatment systems that uses a plasma arc torch as the heat source. Developed under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) between Retech, Inc. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the unit is intended primarily to handle the off-gas from a Plasma Arc Centrifugal Treatment (PACT) system. ft is designed to heat the effluent gas which may contain volatile organic compounds, and maintain the gas temperature above 1000 C for two seconds or more. The benefits of using a plasma arc gas heater are described in comparison to a conventional fossil fuel heated SCC. Thermal design considerations are discussed. Analysis and experimental results are presented to show the effectiveness in destroying hazardous compounds and reducing the total volume of gaseous emissions.

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OSTI as DE95014991

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  • Waste management `95, Tucson, AZ (United States), 26 Feb - 2 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE95014991
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--119975
  • Report No.: CONF-950216--149
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 82469
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc785373

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Haun, R.; Paulson, B.; Schlienger, M.; Goerz, D.; Kerns, J. & Vernazza, J. Plasma arc heated secondary combustion chamber, article, February 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc785373/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.