Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 127, Issue 1–3, pp 73–77 | Cite as

The effect of temperature on PAHs emission from incineration of acrylic waste

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Incineration of acrylic waste solution in a lab scale quartz tube vertical incinerator showed the presence of 12–15 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from a list of 16 priority pollutants at 700–1100˚C after an interval of 50˚C. The amount of total 16 PAHs at 900 and 1100˚C was about 8.5 and 1.25 times higher than those at 700˚C (739.48 μg g−1) respectively. The amount of total probable (2A) and possible (2B) human carcinogenic PAHs was minimum at 700˚C.


Acrylic waste Carcinogenic Incinerator Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Soot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Thapar Institute of Engineering & TechnologyDeemed UniversityPatialaIndia

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