Mobile/Transportable Incineration Treatment 1
Incineration treats organic contaminants in solids and liquids by subjecting them to temperatures typically greater than 1000°F in the presence of oxygen, which causes the volatilization, combustion, and destruction of these compounds. This chapter describes mobile/transportable incineration systems that can be moved to and subsequently removed from Superfund and other hazardous waste sites. It does not address other thermal processes that operate at lower temperatures or those that operate at very high temperatures, such as a plasma arc. It is applicable to a wide range of organic wastes and is generally not used in treating inorganics and metals. Mobile/transportable incinerators exhibit essentially the same environmental performance as their stationary counterparts. To date, 49 of the 95 records of decision (RODs) designating thermal remedies at Superfund sites have selected onsite incineration as an integral part of a preferred treatment alternative. There are commercial-scale units in operation . 2 This chapter provides information on the technology applicability, the types of residuals resulting from the use of the technology, the latest performance data, site requirements, the status of the technology, and where to go for further information.