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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
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; EPA-68-02-1871
Stock Number PB-288 513
Subjects Refuse as fuel ; Waste products as fuel ; Bacteria ; Refuse Disposal ; Sewage ; Viruses
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Viruses ; Microorganisms ; Emission ; Industrial plants ; Assessments ; Refuse ; Air pollution ; Trace elements ; Performance evaluation ; Metals ; Recommendations ; Tables(Data) ; Solid waste disposal ; Waste processing plants ; Air pollution control ; Baghouses ; Fabric filters ; Particulates ; Refuse derived fuels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-288 513 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report presents the results of work carried out by Midwest Research Institute for the Environmental Protection Agency to determine relative levels of bacteria and virus 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. Fabric filter system applied to a primary source of dust emission (the air density separation exhaust) at the refuse processing plant can significantly reduce particulate and bacteria emissions.
EPA contract no. 68-02-1871. Issued Aug. 1978. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.