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Main Title Source assessment : Agricultural open burning, state of the art /
Author Chi, C. T., ; Zanders., D. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Zanders, Donald L.,
Zanders, D. L.,
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-107a; MRC-DA-683; EPA-68-02-1874
Stock Number PB-270 240
OCLC Number 03718613
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Agricultural pollution
Additional Subjects Assessments ; Air pollution control ; Agricultural wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Management planning ; Combustion products ; Particles ; Polycyclic compounds ; Trace elements ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Substitutes ; Sources ; Environmental impacts ; Air quality
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-107a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/20/2008
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-107a repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/03/2020
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-107a Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-107A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-270 240 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 67 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report summarizes reported data on air emissions from agricultural open burning, used in the U.S. for field sanitation, residue removal, and residue disposal. Using estimated emission factors derived from limited literature data, emissions were found to constitute 0.61%, 0.50%, 0.65%, and 0.06% of the national emissions of particulates, HC, CO, and NOx, respectively. Fifteen states have emissions of at least one criteria pollutant from this source which exceed 1% of the state total emissions of that pollutant. Source severity was found to be 1 for HC, 0.2 for POM, and less than 0.1 for other pollutants. (Source severity is defined as the ratio of the time-averaged maximum ground level concentration of a pollutant emitted from a representative source to the primary ambient air quality standard for criteria pollutants or to a corrected TLV for noncriteria pollutants.) Control technology in agricultural open burning consists of practicing fire and fuel management to reduce pollutant emissions. Among alternatives to controlling emissions from open burning are the combination of mobile field sanitation and straw utilization, and incorporation of wastes into the soil. Despite the continuing growth in crop harvest, agricultural open burning has been declining primarily due to increasing concern about air pollution from open burning and the refinement of associated agricultural practices.
Prepared under contract no. 68-02-1874. Issued July 1977. Includes bibliographical references.