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Main Title Comprehensive assessment of the specific compounds present in combustion processes. Volume 4, National estimates of specific compounds from coal fired utility boiler plants /
Author Lucas, Robert M. ; Lucas, R. M. ; Kircher, G. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lucas, Robert M.
Melroy, Denise K.
Breen, Joseph J.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/560/3-83/007; EPA-68-02-3938; EPA/560/5-83/007
Stock Number PB86-103058
Subjects Dibenzofurans ; Coal-fired power plants--United States ; Air--Pollution--Research--United States ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Combustion ; Factory and trade wastes
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Phthalates ; Gas analysis ; Air pollution ; Flue gases ; Assessments ; Concentration(Composition) ; Industrial wastes ; Chemical analysis ; Combustion products ; Tables(Data) ; Biphenyls ; Coal fired power plants ; Toxic substances ; Air pollution detection ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-103058 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 31 pages : illustrations
Specimens were acquired from influents and effluents from seven coal-fired utility boilers. The specimens were chemically analyzed for toxic compounds in the polycyclic organic matter group. The specific target compounds were polychlorinated dibenzo(p)-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs), biphenyls (PCBs), selected polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and selected phthalates. Twelve PAH compounds and six phthalate compounds were included among the targetted compounds. Naphthalene was the most prevalent PAH compound detected. It was found in the flue gas emissions from all seven facilities. Other PAHs were also detected in the coal at all seven facilities but were only rarely detected in the other media. No PCDDs or PCDFs were detected in any of the acquired specimens. PCBs were only detected in one other media, the influent combustion air.
"EPA/560/5-83/007." "August 8, 1985." "EPA Prime Contract No. 68-02-3938." "MRI project no. 8501-A(1)." Microfiche.