Mass and metal size distributions of municipal waste combustion aerosols

Esko Kauppinen, Kari Larjava, Risto Hillamo

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Municipal waste incineration is a significant source of toxic metals found in atmospheric aerosols (Natusch, 1982). The properties of aerosols emitted from the incinerator depend on the type of refuse, supplementary fuel and the characteristics of the combustion process. The estimation of environmental risks and the choice of emission control equipment require the properties of refuse combustion aerosols to be known. The mass and metal size distributions of aerosols from two incinerators, one burning municipal waste, the other hospital refuse, and both burning oil as a supplementary fuel, have been measured.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-601
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • aerosols


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