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Main Title Review of Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources - Ferroalloy Production Facilities.
Author Gerstle, R. W. ; Kemner, W. F. ; Yerino., L. V. ;
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Year Published 1980
Report Number PN-3450-10; EPA-450/3-80-41;
Stock Number PB81-157810
Additional Subjects Iron and steel industry ; Air pollution ; Regulations ; Standards ; Reviews ; Iron alloys ; Particles ; Furnaces ; Monitoring ; New source performance standards ; Air pollution abatement
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-157810 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 98p
In 1979, ferroalloy production was 1.6 Tg (1,830,000 tons), which represents a 21.5% decline since 1971. The number of electric submerged-arc furnaces has also decreased from a total of 158 to 89 for ferroalloys and 7 for calcium carbide. No new furnaces have been built since 1974, and none are subject to the NSPS. Tests made to determine compliance with state regulations showed particulate emission rates in the range of 0.07 to 0.2 kg/MW-h (0.10 to 0.44 lb/MW-h). Fabric filter control systems are widely used on open type furnaces, and high-pressure-drop scrubbers are used on semisealed and closed furnaces. Flares are used to reduce CO emissions. Limited organic emissions data showed a range of 0.15 to 0.29 kg/MW-h (0.33 to 0.63 lb/MW-h) prior to the flare. Because of lack of growth and an absence of new technology, no changes in the NSPS are recommended.