Concentrations of PCDD and PCDF in different points of a modern refuse incinerator

G. Mariani, E. Benfenati, R. Fanelli

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PCDD and PCDF were measured in different points of a modern incinerator of urban solid waste, from the post-combustor to the stack. PCDD and PCDF concentrations increased steeply while the flue gas cooled from 1000 to 270°C. Abatement with electrofilters and a water tower was effective in reducing the concentrations of these micropollutants. The values for PCDD concentrations in the gas phase were (in ng/Nm3) 2.85 after the post-combustor, 64.12 after the boiler and 1.75 at the stack entrance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-517
Number of pages11
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry


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