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Main Title Effect of Sampling Temperature, Filter Material, and Sample Treatment on Combustion Source Emission Test Results.
Author Mitchell, W. J. ; Bruffey, C. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Quality Assurance Div. ;PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/136;
Stock Number PB85-124550
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Scrubbers ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sulfuric acid ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Sites ; Sampling ; Reprints ; Coal fired power plants ; Air pollution sampling ; EPA method 8 ; EPA method 5
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-124550 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Particulate testing was performed at scrubber-equipped and ESP-equipped, coalfired power plants. The particulate collecting portion of each train was followed by an EPA Method 8 train to determine the amount of sulfuric acid mist and sulfur dioxide that passed through the particulate filter. Significant quantities of a volatile sulfate were found in the Method 5 particulate sample even when the probe and filter were maintained at a temperature 30 C above the acid dewpoint. It was also found that: (1) Heating the collected sample at temperatures above the sampling temperature would effectively remove this material from the ESP-equipped plant samples, but not from the scrubber-equipped plant samples; (2) At the ESP-equipped plant, the Alundum thimble particulate results were equivalent to Method 5, but at the scrubber-equipped plant were considerably higher; (3) At both sources, borosilicate glass-fiber thimble filters gave average particulate results that were considerably higher than Method 5 and would not release most of this excess weight when heated to 316 C; and (4) A combination Method 5/Method 8 train cannot be used to simultaneously measure particulate and sulfuric acid at these sources unless the probe and filter are operated at a temperature much higher than the 160 C now specified by regulation.