Home Books eBooks Journals References & Proceedings Authors, Editors, Reviewers A-Z Product Index Awards
Progress in Plasma Processing of Materials, 2001

ISBN:
1-56700-165-3 (Print)

PLASMA FURNACE FOR TREATMENT OF SOLID TOXIC WASTES

Philip G. Rutberg
Institute of Problems of Electrophysics of Russian Academy of Sciences 191186, Russia, St. Petersburg, Dvortsovaya nab. 18

A. A. Safronov
Institute for Electrophysics and Electric Power RAS (IEE RAS), Saint-Petersburg, Russia

A. N. Bratsev
Institute for Electrophysics and Electric Power RAS (IEE RAS), Russia, 191186, Saint-Petersburg, Dvortsovaya nab., 18

V. E. Popov
Institute for Electrophysics and Electric Power RAS (IEE RAS), Russia, 191186, Saint-Petersburg, Dvortsovaya nab., 18

S. D. Popov
Institute for Electrophysics and Electric Power, Russian Academy of Sciences, 18 Dvortsovaya nab., 191186, St.-Petersburg, Russia

A. V. Surov
Institute for Electrophysics and Electric Power, Russian Academy of Sciences, 18 Dvortsovaya nab., 191186, St.-Petersburg, Russia

V.V. Shegolev
RNC "Applied chemistry" pr. Dobrolubova 14, St.-Petersburg, Russia

M. Caplan
University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 7000 East Avenue Livermore, CA 94551, USA

Abstract

Plasma furnace is intended for combustion and decontamination of solid toxic wastes with throughput up to 100 kg/h. It is a vertical cylindrical column (height is ~3 m, internal diameter is ~0.5 m) made of stainless steel. Its internal surface is made of fire brick. Three AC plasma generators with power of 30, 150, 150 kW are mounted on different height. Quencher for cooling of effluent gases is set at the top of the furnace. Temperature-sensitive elements are located in 4 points of the furnace. Data on preliminary tests of substances modeling solid waste combustion are represented. Flue gases samplings were taken for analysis during the experiment.