Formation and emission of metallic aerosols from incinerators

Pratim Biswas, Wen Yinn Lin, Chang Yu Wu

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An analysis of the formation and growth of metallic particles during incineration is studied. The first step is the entrainment of the metallic species from the waste stream into the gas phase. An equilibrium analysis is carried out to determine the partitioning of the metals amongst the various species. A lognormal, multicomponent model incorporating chemical reactions and aerosol growth dynamics was used to predict the evolution of the aerosol size distribution. The model was used to predict the aerosol size distributions in a lead-oxygen-chlorine system in a typical rotary kiln incinerator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • equilibrium
  • formation
  • growth
  • Incineration
  • kinetics
  • metallic aerosols
  • rotary kiln

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Atmospheric Science


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