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Main Title Design of a monitoring program for ash pond effluents /
Author Miller, F. A. ; Chu, T. V. J. ; Ruane, R. J.
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Chu, T. V. J.
Ruane, Richard J.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.; United States. Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.); Tennessee Valley Authority. Division of Energy Demonstrations and Technology.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600-7-79-236; PRS-41
Stock Number PB80-128457
OCLC Number 07752847
Subjects Water--Pollution--Measurement. ; Water quality--Measurement. ; Coal ash. ; Coal-fired power plants--Environmental aspects--Texas--Tennessee Valley Region.
Additional Subjects Water--Pollution--Measurement ; Water quality--Measurement ; Coal ash ; Coal-fired power plants--Environmental aspects--Tennessee Valley region ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Fly ash ; Ponds ; Monitoring ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Air pollution ; Sampling ; Electric power plants ; Coal fired power plants ; Numerical solution
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-236 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/19/2019
EJED  EPA 600/7-79-236 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-236 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/09/2004
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-236 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-236 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-128457 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report describes a procedure for designing an effective monitoring program for fossil-fueled power plant ash pond effluents. Factors that influence effluent characteristics and are important in designing such a monitoring program were determined following a review of plant operating characteristics and ash pond effluent characteristics of TVA's fossil-fueled power plant system. A statistical procedure for determining the sampling frequency of chemical characteristics in ash pond effluents was then developed. Two ways to determine precision are described: Method 1 involves selecting a precision value to estimate the population mean within a given percentage; Method 2 involves calculating a precision value by subtracting an estimate of the population mean from either the ash pond effluent limitation established by EPA or a desirable water quality criterion. Method 2 gives the number of samples required to show that the effluent is in compliance with the effluent limitation or below the water quality criteria. The method chosen to compute the precision depends on the purpose of the monitoring program. The procedure was demonstrated for two TVA ash pond systems.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory by Tennessee Valley Authority, Office of Power, Division of Energy Demonstrations and Technology. Contract Number: IAG-D5-E-721 November 1979. Bibliography: page 178.