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Main Title Source assessment : reclaiming of waste solvents : state of the art /
Author Tierney, D. R. ; Hughes., T. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hughes, T. W.
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/2-78/004F; MRC-DA-727; EPA-68-02-1874
Stock Number PB-282 934
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Solvents ; Assessments ; Reclamation ; Hydrocarbons ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Sources ; Design criteria ; Forecasting ; Technology ; Waste recycling ; Liquid wastes ; Emission factors ; State of the art
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-282 934 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xii, 54 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This document reviews the state of the art of air emissions from the reclaiming of waste solvents. The composition, quantity, and rate of emissions are described. Waste solvents are organic dissolving agents which are contaminated with suspended and dissolved solids, organics, water, other solvents, and/or other substances. Reclaiming consists of restoring a waste solvent to a condition that permits its reuse. A representative plant was defined in order to determine the potential environmental impact of the solvent reclaiming industry. Source severity was defined as the ratio of the time-averaged maximum ground level concentration of a pollutant to a hazard factor. For criteria pollutants, the hazard factor is the ambient air quality standard; for noncriteria pollutants, it is a reduced TLV. In a representative plant, the hydrocarbon source severity is 0.31, and particulate source severity is 0.0085; for selected solvents ranging from acetone to butanol, source severities ranged from 0.0063 to 0.05. Hydrocarbon emissions are controlled using floating roofs, refrigeration, and conservation vents for storage tanks, and packed scrubbers and secondary condensers for distillation units. Particulate control from incinerator stacks is accomplished using wet scrubbers.
Contract 68-02-1874. Issued Apr. 1978. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.