Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE)
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|Ogden Circulating Bed Combustor at the McColl Superfund Site
An evaluation of the Ogden Environmental Services (OES) circulating bed combustor (CBC) technology was carried out under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program to determine its applicability as an on-site treatment method for waste site cleanups, and more specifically for use at the McColl Superfund Site in Fullerton, California, as a candidate technology to be tested in the SITE Program.
A treatability study and demonstration of the technology was performed at the OES research facility in San Diego, California in March 1989. Operational monitoring, process stream, and flue gas sampling and analysis data were collected and carefully evaluated to determine the technology's capability to destroy McColl Site contaminants and permit operation of a transportable, field-erectable unit at the McColl Site.
The report includes an Executive Summary presenting the program evaluation criteria, descriptions of the McColl Site and the CBC process, program results, and conclusions; a description of the SITE Program and the program performance criteria; the vendor's description of the CBC process; the test conditions from waste feed preparation through the sampling and analysis program; an evaluation of the treatability study results; a listing of the cost components of the study; and an encapsulation of the test results and conclusions.
The test results indicate that continued deliberations among the federal, state, and local agencies, and discussions with the technology developer are necessary to establish the conditions to conduct an on-site Demonstration test.