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Main Title Measurement of Volatile Chemical Emissions from Wastewater Basins.
Author Thibodeaux, Louis J. ; Parker, David G. ; Heck, Howell H. ;
CORP Author Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-805534; EPA-600/2-82-095;
Stock Number PB83-135632
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Waste water ; Paper industry ; Industrial waste treatment ; Concentration(Composition) ; Methyl alcohol ; Acetone ; Acetaldehyde ; Laboratory equipment ; Mathematical models ; Volatile organic compounds ; Numerical solution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-135632 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 60p
The objective of this project was to measure the rate at which selected volatile organic carbon (VOC) compounds are being emitted to air from waste-water treatment basins of the pulp and paper industry. The emission rates of methanol, acetone and acetaldehyde were measured and the total hydrocarbon (FID) emission was quantified. Intermediate objectives were: develop a method of trapping, concentrating and analyzing low molecular weight volatiles in the presence of excess water vapor; develop turbulent transport theory using VOC concentrations and micrometeorology to determine flux rate from aerated stabilization basins. A unique cryogenic sampling, concentration, and detection technique was developed along with a general protocol for flux determination called the concentration profile (CP) technique. The CP apparatus was conceived, designed and used in the field for flux determinations.