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Main Title Estimates of global greenhouse gas emissions from industrial and domestic wastewater treatment /
Author Doorn, M. R. J. ; Strait, R. P. ; Barnard, W. R. ; Eklund, B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Doorn, Michiel R. J.
Eklund, Bart.
Thorneloe, Susan A.
CORP Author Pechan (E.H.) and Associates, Inc., Durham, NC. ;Radian International LLC, Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600/R-97/091; EPA-68-D4-0100
Stock Number PB98-106420
Subjects Greenhouse gases. ; Methane. ; Sewage--Purification.
Additional Subjects Greenhouse gases ; Emissions ; Industrial waste treatment ; Domestic wastes ; Waste water treatment ; Air pollution sources ; Global ; Methane ; Nitrous oxide ; Carbon dioxide ; Paper industry ; Paper mills ; Pulp mills ; Poultry processing industry ; Poultry products ; Foreign countries ; Developing countries ; Volatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB98-106420 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 110 pages ; 28 cm
The report summarizes the findings of field tests and provides emission factors for methane (CH4) and nitorus oxide (N2O) from wastewater treatment (WWT). It also includes country-specific activity data on industrial and domestic WWT which were used to develop country-specific emission estimates for CH4 and N2O. The report concludes that WWT is unlikely to be a significant source of volatile organic carbon and carbon dioxide emissions. The biggest contributor to industrial CH4 emissions from WWT is the pulp and paper industry in developing and Eastern European countries. The second principal contributor to CH4 emissions from WWT is the meat and poultry industry. Russia is believed to be the largest contributor. CH4 emissions from untreated domestic wastewater may be many times higher than those of treated wastewater. The report provides rough estimates for global N2O emissions from WWT.
"Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development." "EPA-600/R-97-091." Microfiche.