Dioxins and furans in fly ashes from an incinerator

Authors

  • Marta Isabel Cobo Universidad de Antioquia
  • Andrés Emilio Hoyos Universidad de Antioquia
  • Beatriz Aristizábal Universidad de Antioquia
  • Consuelo Montes de Correa Universidad de Antioquia

Keywords:

dioxins, furans, residues incineration, ambient contamination, ashes

Abstract


The amount of dioxins and furans in fly ashes from a medical waste incinerator was determined following the US EPA 8280A protocol. Dioxin emissions in both particulate matter and exit gas stream from the incinerator’s chimney were estimated. Furthermore, the role of several operating conditions: residence time, combustion temperature, metal content, and oxygen levels, as possible factors leading to dioxin formation are discussed. Some useful recommendations to improve the process of incineration of medical residues are also outlined.

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Published

2004-11-03

How to Cite

Cobo, M. I., Hoyos, A. E., Aristizábal, B., & Montes de Correa, C. (2004). Dioxins and furans in fly ashes from an incinerator. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (32), 26–38. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ingenieria/article/view/344338

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