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Main Title Environmental assessment of coal cleaning processes : selection of test sites for source test program /
Author Tolle, D. A. ; Thomas, R. E. ; Markarian, R. K. ; Hale, V. Q. ;
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Tolle, D. A.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;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-600/7-79-073d; EPA-68-02-2163
Stock Number PB-300 673
OCLC Number 07537855
Subjects Coal preparation--Environmental aspects--United States ; Coal preparation plants--United States
Additional Subjects Coal preparation ; Environmental surveys ; Assessments ; Field tests ; Sites ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Desulfurization ; Soil analysis ; Sampling ; Benefit cost analysis ; Air pollution abatement
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-073d Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-073d c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-073d Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/2000
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-073D Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-300 673 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 56 p. : forms ; 28 cm.
The report describes the selection of coal claning plants at which field testing and sampling will be conducted to support the environmental assessment of the pollution potential of various coal cleaning processes. The approach was to select a few plants (representing extremes in variables considered important in evaluating the pollution potential of these types of plants) from which data may be obtained. Site selection involved: (1) classifying plants into a number of site categories; and (2) gathering additional detailed information on specific plants and applying secondary constraints to a single suitable site for sampling in each site category identified in step (1). Step (1) assumes that all sites are equal within each category; in step (2), however, the best or most representative site within a category is to be selected. Classifying plants into various site categories is based on four criteria (variables): the acid neutralization potential of the soil surrounding the plant, the pyritic sulfur content of run-of-mine coal, the average annual precipitation, and the process technology. An initial sorting of the more than 400 known coal cleaning plants produced lists of plants which correspond to each of the 10 site categories. Imposing constraints reduced the number of potential test sites to 45. Site visits, to acquire additional information, are necessary before the final sampling sites can be selected.
"Battelle-Columbus." "July 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2163, task no. 421, program element no. EHE623A."