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Main Title Polymeric interfaces for stack monitoring /
Author Felder, Richard M., ; Ferrell, James K.
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Author Title of a Work
Ferrell, J. K.
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-214
Stock Number PB-294 997
OCLC Number 19468576
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Sulfur dioxide ; Power-plants--Stack monitoring ; Coal-fired power plants--Stack monitoring ; Sulphur dioxide
Additional Subjects Monitors ; Gas analysis ; Polymeric films ; Membranes ; Air pollution ; Monitoring ; Chemical analysis ; Sulfur dioxide ; Concentration(Composition) ; Electric power plants ; Particles ; Field tests ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur trioxide ; Diffusion ; Performance evaluation ; Water ; Design criteria ; Air pollution detection ; Coal fired power plants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD885.5.S8F4 1978 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-214 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/09/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-214 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-214 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-214 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-294 997 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 175 pages : graphs ; 28 cm
Research has been performed on the use of polymeric interfaces for in situ continuous stack monitoring of gaseous pollutants. Permeabilities of candidate interface materials to SO2 were measured at temperatures from ambient to 200C, and the results were used to design interfaces for field tests. A portable field monitoring system was constructed and used to carry out SO2 monitoring runs in two SO3 absorption tower stacks, and in oil-fired and coal-fired power plant boiler stacks. The results were in excellent agreement with data obtained by standard wet chemical methods. The SO2 concentrations in the sample gases varied linearly with the concentrations in the stack; water vapor, acid mist, and particulates in the stack gases had no effect on the interface performance; and fluctuations in the stack SO2 concentration were mirrored rapidly and accurately in the measured responses. The results suggest the potential value of in-situ polymeric interfaces for continous monitoring in stack environments too dirty or corrosive for conventional devices to be used.
Performing organization: Department of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. PB-294 997. EPA-600/2-78-214.