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Main Title Airborne Emission Control Technology for the Elemental Phosphorus Industry.
Author Stula, R. T. ; Belanger, R. E. ; Clary, C. L. ; May, R. F. ; Spaeth, M. E. ;
CORP Author Science Applications, Inc., La Jolla, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-01-6429;
Stock Number PB84-156421
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Radioactive contaminants ; Lead isotopes ; Polonium 210 ; Chemical industry ; Standards ; Air pollution control equipment ; Substitutes ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Cost analysis ; Technology ; Phosphorus ; Phosphorus industry ; Lead 210 ; Phosphate rocks ; Phosphate industry
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-156421 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 412p
Preliminary estimates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have indicated the potential for significant radiation doses to individuals near elemental phosphorus plants. During plant operations radionuclides associated with particulates and volatile metallic element radionuclides are released to the atmosphere. Of special interest are polonium-210 and lead-210. The purpose of this work assignment is to apprise EPA of the status of emission of radionuclides to the atmosphere. This work assignment involves collection of information on emission control technology related to the development of standards under the Clean Air Act. Each work task is designed as a chapter to be incorporated into a Background Information Document for the elemental phosphorus industry. Topics covered include general description of the industry and identification of plant-specific processes and emissions; plant-specific emission control techniques and costs; anticipated industry changes due to modernization, expansion, or process alterations; and definition of a model elemental phosphorus plant representative of those currently in operation. Three levels of control, ranging from minimum to maximum application of emission control techniques, are defined for the model plant along with estimated emissions and equipment costs.