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Phase II has examined the possibilities to reduce and control dioxin emission by catalytic destruction, adsorption by pulverized coke, and incineration, to reduce energy losses, and to reduce dioxin emission from the existing filter installation. Catalytic destruction proved limited in application, and economically uninteresting, whilst pulverized coke was more than 99% efficient, but brought risk of sparks in the flue gas igniting and damaging the filter. Incineration, if made more economically attractive, would provide a solution to the problem, reducing dioxin concentration by more than 90%. Remodelling of the furnace and optimization of melt practice has also shown that it is possible to minimize the flue gas loss. In addition to saving energy, this reduced dioxin emission from the installation, so that investment in further development of the research was not warranted. Phase II, involving a full-scale demonstration of the incineration methods, was therefore not carried out.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18556 EN (1998)
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