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Main Title Mathematical modeling of emissions from cooling towers using coal gasification wastewater : final report /
Author Green, D. A. ; Leese, K. E. ; McMichael, W. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Leese, K.E.
McMichael,W. J.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/7-85/044; RTI-2518-01F; GRI-5083-253-0805
Stock Number PB86-118940
Subjects Water reuse--Mathematical models ; Synthetic fuels industry--United States ; Coal gasification
Additional Subjects Cooling towers ; Coal gasification ; Sludge disposal ; Mathematical models ; Air pollution control ; Water pollution control ; Biodeterioration ; Oxidation ; Blow down ; Industrial waste treatment ; Stripping ; Solid waste disposal ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Waste water reuse ; Stationary sources ; Heavy metals
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-118940 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 137 pages : illustrations
The report describes a computer program that calculates atmospheric emissions from counterflow cooling towers when using pretreated coal gasification wastewaters as tower makeup water. Air stripping and biological oxidation are both incorporated into the mathematical model as possible contaminant removal mechanisms. Confirmation of model predictions was demonstrated by a 30-cm square by 91-cm high laboratory cooling tower using both simulated and real pretreated coal gasification wastewaters. Stripping of volatile components was shown to be the primary contaminant removal mechanism. Cycles-of-concentration (i.e., the ratio of makeup water flowrate to blowdown flowrate) is the major tower operating parameter influencing the amount of volatile contaminants remaining in the blowdown.
"EPA/600/7-85/044." "October 1985." "Final report period 11/82-10/84." "Prepared for the Gas Research Institute." Microfiche.