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Main Title Source assessment : plastics processing : state of the art /
Author Hughes, T. W.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Boland, R. F.,
Rinaldi, G. M.,
Turner, Ronald J.,
Turner, Robert J.
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-004 c; MRC-DA-705; EPA-68-02-1874
Stock Number PB-280 926
OCLC Number 03999294
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Plastics industry and trade
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Plastics ; Reviews ; Sources ; Assessments ; Technology ; Particles ; Hydrocarbons ; Industrial wastes ; Polymerization ; Manufacturing ; Synthesis(Chemistry) ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Adsorption ; Numerical analysis ; Absorption ; Incinerators ; Condensation ; Scrubbers ; Filtration ; Trends ; Air quality ; Emission factors ; Mist eliminators
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600/2-78-004c Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/09/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-004c Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/10/2017
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/2-78-004c Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-78-004 c AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/15/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-004C Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 926 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 91 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This document reviews the state of the art of air emissions from plants that manufacture marketable products via plastics processing. The composition, quantity, rate of emissions, and control technology are described. The plastics processing industry in the United States produced 1.19 x 10 to the 7th metric tons of finished goods in 1976 using a variety of types of plastics which are discussed in the document. To assess the severity of emissions from this industry, a representative plant was defined for each of the 16 plastic types based on the results of this study. Source severity was defined as the ratio of the maximum time-averaged ground level concentration of a pollutant to the primary ambient air quality standard for criteria pollutants. Hydrocarbon source severities ranged from 4.2 to 98 for polyacetal and polyurethane manufacture, respectively. Source severities for particulates are also calculated. Plastics processing contributes 2.8% of the national hydrocarbon emissions and 0.12% of the national particulate emissions.
"Contract No. 68-02-1874." Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-63).