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Main Title Pollutants from synthetic fuels production : environmental evaluation of coal gasification screening tests /
Author Nichols, D. G. ; Cleland, J. G. ; Green, D. A. ; Mixon, F. O. ; Hughes., T. J. ;
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Nichols, D. G.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-202; EPA-R-804979
Stock Number PB81-114308
OCLC Number 08287368
Subjects Coal gasification--Environmental aspects ; Synthetic fuels--Environmental aspects ; Coal gasification--Environmental aspects ; Synthetic fuels--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Coal gasification ; Gas analysis ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Organic compounds ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Carbon monoxide ; Benzene ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Chemical analysis ; Trace elements ; Residues ; Tars ; Sampling ; Public health ; Bioassay ; Air pollution detection
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-202 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/2000
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-202 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-202 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-114308 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 112, 38 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an environmental evaluation of 38 screening test runs using a laboratory-scale, fixed-bed coal gasifier to study pollutants generated during the gasification of various coals. Pollutants were identified and quantitative analyses performed for tars, aqueous condensates, volatile organics, primary gases, and reactor residues. Tar partition fractions were also generated and studied for each coal providing distributions of insolubles, organic acids and bases, polar and nonpolar neutrals, and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Showing the greatest potential for adverse health effects are: oxygen-containing species and PNAs in the tars and aqueous condensates; carbon monoxide, benzene, and hydrogen sulfide in the primary gas streams; and certain trace elements in the reactor residues. Bioassays of various coal gasification effluents showed the crude tars and selected tar fractions to have a potentially mutagenic character.
"Research Triangle Institute." "August 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Grant no. R804979, program element no. EHE623A."