Sorbents for removal of lead compounds from hot flue gases

M. Uberoi, Farhang Shadman

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Abstract

Since strict regulations have been placed prohibiting the placement of hazardous wastes in landfills, incineration is emerging as the principal and most attractive alternative for disposal of hazardous wastes. Using chemical equilibrium analysis, it has been shown that when chlorine-containing wastes are incinerated, lead compounds exist predominantly as PbO, PbCl2 and PbCl4 in the flue gas. In the presence of sufficient sulfur, PbSO4 may also be formed. For safe incineration of lead-containing wastes, the concentration of lead compounds in the flue gas has to be reduced to tolerable levels as specified by the environmental regulation agencies. A promising technique for the removal of lead compounds from flue gases is that of passing the lead laden flue gas through a fixed bed of an appropriate sorbent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalAICHE Journal
Volume36
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990

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Land fill
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Sorbents for removal of lead compounds from hot flue gases. / Uberoi, M.; Shadman, Farhang.

In: AICHE Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, 02.1990, p. 307-309.

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