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Main Title Characterization of particulate emissions from non-ferrous smelters. /
Author Bennett, R. L. ; Knapp, K. T.
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Knapp, Kenneth T.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/043
Stock Number PB89-197461
Additional Subjects Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Smelters ; Environmental surveys ; Zinc ; Lead(Metal) ; Copper ; Sites ; Particle size distribution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Reprints ; Air pollution sampling ; Baghouses ; Stationary sources ; Air pollution detection ; Fluorescence spectroscopy
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NTIS  PB89-197461 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9 pages ; 28 cm
Chemical composition and particle size data for particulate emissions from stationary sources are required for environmental health effect assessments, air chemistry studies, and air quality modelling investigations such as source apportionment. In the study, particulate emissions from a group of non-ferrous smelters have been physically and chemically characterized. Emission samples were collected at the baghouse outlets from smelter furnaces and at smelter acid plant stacks at three locations: a zinc, a lead, and a copper smelter. Mass emission rate determinations were made by EPA reference methods. Cascade impactors were used to collect in-stack samples for particle size distribution measurements. Particulate samples for chemical characterization were collected on membrane filters for analysis by X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. Development measurement techniques required to determine the elemental composition of the total mass and sized fractions of the emission are discussed. Results of the tests at the three smelters include total mass and elemental emission rates, particle size distribution, and the elemental composition of the total particulate mass and of sized fractions from both the smelter furnaces and acid plants.
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