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Main Title Emissions assessment of conventional stationary combustion systems : summary report /
Author Shih, C. C., ; Takata, A. M.
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Takata, A. M.
CORP Author TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 600-7-81-003d; EPA-68-02-2197
Stock Number PB82-109414
OCLC Number 650854083
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Combustion gases--Environmental aspects--United States ; Air--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Environmental surveys ; Assessments ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Sources ; Flue gases ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Trace elements ; Polycyclic compounds ; Electric power plants ; Water pollution ; Stationary sources ; Polycyclic organic matter ; Solid wastes ; Land pollution
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-600-7-81-003-d Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/04/2014
NTIS  PB82-109414 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 68 pages : charts ; 28 cm
The report gives results of a characterization of multimedia emissions from 39 source categories of conventional stationary combustion systems. In the assessment, existing emissions data were first examined to determine the adequacy of the data base. This was followed by a measurement program to fill identified data gaps. Emissions data obtained from the sampling and analysis program were combined with existing emissions data to provide estimates of emission levels, and to define the need for additional data. Study results indicate that flue gas emissions of NOx, SO2, and particulate matter from the 39 source categories account for approximately 86, 66, and 36%, respectively, of the emissions of these pollutants from all stationary sources. Additionally, flue gas emissions of sulfates and several trace elements from coal- and oil-fired combustion sources also require further attention. POM compounds in flue gas emissions are mostly naphthalene, phenanthrene, and pyrene. However, dibenz(a,h)anthracene and possible benzo(a)pyrene, both active carcinogens, were detected at a limited number of coal- and wood-fired sites. Concentrations of iron, magnesium, nickel, and phosphorus in waste-water streams are at levels that may be of environmental concern. Data on coal fly ash and bottom ash show 11-16 trace elements at potentially harmful levels.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-68). "Sep. 81"--Cover. "PB82-109414." "EPA-600/7-81-003d." "EPA Contract No.: 68-02-2197." "Project Officer; Michael C. Osborne."