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Main Title Assessment of bacteria and virus emissions at a refuse derived fuel plant and other waste handling facilities /
Author Fiscus, D. E., ; Gorman, P. G. ; Schrag, M. P. ; Shannon, L. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gorman, Paul G.,
Schrag, M. P.,
Shannon, Larry J.,
Fiscus, D. E.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600-2-78-152
Stock Number DE82901401
OCLC Number 04715087
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Refuse as fuel ; Waste products as fuel ; Refuse and refuse disposal ; Viruses ; Bacteria ; Sewage
Additional Subjects Refuse-fueled power plants ; Incinerators ; Waste processing plants ; Water treatment plants ; Sanitary landfills ; Bacteria ; Viruses ; Fabric filters ; Waste water ; Comparative evaluations ; Chemical effluents ; Monitoring ; Baghouses ; Performance testing ; ERDA/500200 ; ERDA/090400 ; ERDA/550700
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QR48.A87 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-152 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-152 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-78-152 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-152 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/01/2017
NTIS  DE82901401 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The results of work carried out by Midwest Research Institute for the Environmental Protection Agency to determine relative levels of bacteria are presented in order to compare these levels at the St. Louis Refuse Processing Plant with those at four other types of waste handling facilities (i.e., an incinerator, a waste transfer station, a wastewater treatment plant, and a landfill). This work also included testing to determine bacterial removal efficiency of the Environmental Protection Agency mobile fabric filter (baghouse) operating on a slipstream drawoff of the exhaust duct from the air classifier at the St. Louis Refuse Processing Plant. The results showed that airborne bacterial levels, both in plant and at the property line, are generally higher for the refuse processing plant than for the other types of waste handling facilities that were tested. A fabric filter system applied to a primary source of dust emission (the air density separation exhaust) at the refuse derived fuel plant can significantly reduce particulate bacteria emissions.
"EPA/600-2-78-152." "August 1978." Includes bibliographical references. Prepared by Environmental Systems Section, Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, under EPA contract no. Contract Number: 68-02-1871.