Process-related patterns in dioxin emissions: a simplified assessment procedure applied to coke combustion in sinter plant

Thompson, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-1961-7441, Anderson, D.R., Fisher, R., Thompson, D. and Sharp, J.H., 2003. Process-related patterns in dioxin emissions: a simplified assessment procedure applied to coke combustion in sinter plant. Fuel, 82 (15-17), pp. 2125-2137. ISSN 0016-2361

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Abstract

Analyses for dioxins present in the windlegs of sinter plant using coke breeze as fuel which were carried out originally to monitor the 17 targeted isomers have been re-examined in order to establish the variation in isomer profiles with location of the sampling point relative to the beginning of the sinter strand. The analysis has been carried out using peak height as a measure of isomer abundance to allow assessment of a large number of peaks reasonably rapidly. It is found that the isomer profiles of the tetra- to heptachlorodibenzofurans, which dominate sinter plant emissions in the exhaust gases from the majority of the bed are similar. However, analysis shows that whilst some isomers contribute a similar percentage of the isomer group at the beginning of the strand, there are more, which vary significantly from the mean. Ways in which this localised difference in isomer distribution could arise are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Fuel
Creators: Thompson, P., Anderson, D.R., Fisher, R., Thompson, D. and Sharp, J.H.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: October 2003
Volume: 82
Number: 15-17
ISSN: 0016-2361
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/s0016-2361(03)00183-2DOI
1213496Other
S0016236103001832Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 06 Nov 2019 17:07
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 17:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38136

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