publication . Article . 2014

Behavior of heavy metals during fluidized bed combustion of poultry litter

Deirdre Lynch; Fiona Low Chai Foong Low; Anne Marie Henihan; Alberto B Garcia; Witold Kwapinski; Lian Zhang; James J. Leahy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Country: Ireland
peer-reviewed In this study, we have examined the behavior of heavy metals during fluidized bed combustion of poultry litter. Heavy metals examined include As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn. Solid and gaseous streams were analyzed and compared with relevant guidelines to determine the potential environmental impact of combustion and subsequent land spreading or landfill of the resulting ash. The majority of heavy metals were associated with the solid ash fraction, with low gaseous emissions. Pb and As were concentrated in the fine baghouse ash (160 °C) due to their volatility. The remaining heavy metals, excluding Cd, were enriched in the heat ex...
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free text keywords: poultry litter, heavy metals, fluidised bed combustion, chromium, Fuel Technology, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, General Chemical Engineering, Waste management, Flue gas, Heat exchanger, Environmental science, Combustion, STREAMS, Baghouse, Fluidized bed combustion, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry
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