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Main Title Evaluation of foam scrubbing as a method for collecting fine particulate /
Author Ramsey, G. H. ; Ramsey, Geddes H.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-197
Stock Number PB-271 549
OCLC Number 03796561
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Scrubber (Chemical technology)
Additional Subjects Foams ; Scrubbers ; Air pollution control equipment ; Fines ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Performance evaluation ; Surfactants ; Cost analysis ; Design criteria ; Tables(Data) ; Iron oxides
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-197 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-197 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-197 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-271 549 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 75 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report summarizes the knowledge and data obtained during an investigation of foam scrubbing as a method for collecting fine particulate. The foam scrubber was tested at room temperature, using iron oxide aerosols at concentrations near 0.00137 mg/cu m. Inlet and outlet samples were taken with cascade impactors and total mass filters. These tests were performed with different foam residence times and flow rates. A residence time of 35 seconds yielded a collection efficiency of 58%, while a residence time of 120 seconds yielded an efficiency of 95%. The operating cost of foam scrubbing with 99% surfactant recycle is an order of magnitude higher than that of the most expensive conventional method.
"ROAP 21ADL-007, Program element 1AS012." Issued Sept. 1977. Includes bibliographical references.