Conversion Feasibility of the KILnGAS Commercial Module (KCM) to a Hazardous Waste Facility

David V. Nakles, Daniel D. Spanaus, Peter G. Garside, Robert R. Banks

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingTechnical report


This study presents the results of a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of converting an existing kiln facility, the KILnGAS Commercial Module (KCM) in East Alton, lllinois, to a hazardous waste incinerator. The study examined the RCRA and Superfund waste volumes and characteristics as well as the treatment and disposal capacity of the State of Illinois to identify potential incineration capacity shortfalls. A centerline waste, soils contaminated with PCBs, was selected to provide a reference case to study the facility conversion. A conceptual facility design was developed using the technical and environmental criteria for the selected waste as a design basis. Major process equipment was identified, sized, and priced. A heat and material balance was developed for a centerline mode of operation to forecast performance. Economics for waste treatment were examined based upon a range of competitive tipping fees and other parameters impacting commercial viability. Finally, tentative conclusions regarding the feasibility of the facility conversion are presented and a "next step" action plan is outlined to corroborate the technical, economic, and regulatory assumptions and to examine design alternatives with the potential for reducing facility costs and/or enhancing its performance or siting potential.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherIllinois Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center
StatePublished - May 1989

Publication series

NameRR Series (Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center)


  • Hazardous waste treatment facilities -- Illinois
  • Incinerators -- Illinois -- Evaluation
  • Hazardous wastes -- Illinois -- Incineration


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