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Main Title Source receptor methodology for some chlorinated hydrocarbons {microform} /
Author Ludwig, F. L. ; Liston, E. M. ; Salas, L. J.
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Author Title of a Work
Liston, E. M.
Salas, Louis J.
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/3-84/023; EPA-68-02-3416
Stock Number PB84-149160
Subjects Hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects--United States--Measurement
Additional Subjects Chlorine organic compounds ; Air pollution ; Sites ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Meteorology ; Halogen organic compounds ; Tables(Data) ; Hydrocarbons ; Sources ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sampling ; Chloromethanes ; Feasibility ; Air pollution sampling ; Gaussian plume models ; Tracer techniques ; Fugitive emissions ; Wichita(Kansas) ; Vulcan Materials Company ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Ethylene/perchloro
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NTIS  PB84-149160 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 71 p. ; 28 cm.
A source-receptor methodology is described that can be used to estimate emission rates of halogenated hydrocarbons from a manufacturing plant when access to the plant is not possible. An inert tracer is released at a known rate from a vehicle traveling back and forth on a road outside the plant area. Samples are collected downwind of the plant (at a distance of about 1 to 5 km) and analyzed for the tracer and the materials of interest. The relationship between the emission rates of the tracer and the measured concentrations has been derived. The method is generally insensitive to meteorological conditions, if applied at night or under overcast conditions during the day. It is suitable for estimating fugitive emissions from sources within 10 or 15 m of ground level. It must be applied with discretion, if interfering sources are present in the area. Once emission rates have been determined, conventional Gaussian methods may be used to estimate expected maximum ground-level concentrations of the materials of interest downwind of the source area. A suitable manufacturing plant was selected (Vulcan Materials Company near Wichita, Kansas) and the method was applied to estimate emission rates for four different halogenated hydrocarbons. The feasibility of the methodology was demonstrated and suggestions for improvements were made.
Caption title. "January 1984." "EPA-600/3-84-023." Microform.