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Main Title Collaborative study of method for the determination of sulfur dioxide emissions from stationary sources (fossil fuel-fired steam generators) /
Author Hamil, Henry F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Camann, D. E.
Midgett, M. Rodney.
CORP Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, Tex.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Quality Assurance and Environmental Monitoring Lab.
Publisher Quality Assurance and Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1973
Report Number PB238293; EPA-650/4-74-024; SwRI-01-3487-001
Stock Number PB238293
OCLC Number 55691812
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement. ; Sulfur dioxide. ; Environmental monitoring. ; Steam-boilers--Environmental aspects. ; Sulphur dioxide
Additional Subjects Sulfur dioxide ; Flue gases ; Gas analysis ; Electric power plants ; Steam electric power generation ; Air pollution ; Sampling ; Calibrating ; Volumetric analysis ; Quantitative analysis ; Accuracy ; Air pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-4-74-024 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/20/2013
EJBD  EPA 650-4-74-024 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2015
EKBD  EPA-650/4-74-024 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/29/2017
NTIS  PB-238 293 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 58 pages in various pagings : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm.
A collaborative study has been performed on Method 6 promulgated by EPA for determining the concentration of sulfur dioxide emissions from stationary sources. Method 6 specified the extraction of a gas sample from the stack, the separation of the sulfur dioxide from the acid mist including sulfurtrioxide, and the measurement of the sulfur dioxide fraction as sulfate by the barium-thorin titration method. Collaborative tests were conducted at both a coal-fired steam generating power plant and an oil-fired pilot plant by the same four collaborative teams. Most (75%) of the reproducibility variation in a test result resides in the field sampling phase of Method 6, with 25% occurring in the analytical phase. Only 13% reproducibility variance is caused by repeatability sources, while 87% results from lab bias sources.
EPA 650/4-74-024. December 1973. Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Contract Number: 68-02-0623 EPA project officer: M. Rodney Midgett. Also distributed by National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as PB238293.