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Main Title Method for estimating fugitive particulate emissions from hazardous waste sites
Author Turner, J. H. ; Branscome, M. R. ; Chessin, R. L. ; Damle, A. S. ; Kameth, R. V.
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Author Title of a Work
Turner, J. H.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/066; EPA-68-03-3149; PB87232203
Stock Number PB87-232203
OCLC Number 19733662
Subjects Soil pollution
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Hazardous materials ; Particles ; Concentration(Composition) ; Costs ; Fugitive emissions ; Particulates ; Air pollution sampling
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ERAD  EPA 600/2-87-066 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2012
NTIS  PB87-232203 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 182 p. ; 28 cm.
Control techniques are reviewed for applicability to fugitive particulate emissions from hazardous waste sites. Techniques judged applicable include chemical stabilization (40 to 100 percent efficiency, $520/acre-yr to $2,720/acre-yr), wet suppression (25 to 90 percent efficiency, $365/acre-yr to $1,270/acre-yr), physical covering (30 to 100 percent efficiency, $0.01/sq.m to $65/sq.m), vegetative covering (50 to 80 percent efficiency, $0.11 /sq.m to $3.96/sq.m), and windscreens (30 to 80 percent efficiency, $18.01/sq.m to $26.90/sq.m of screen). Reducing vehicle speed on unpaved roads can reduce emissions by 25 to 80 percent depending on initial conditions. Supporting reviews are included for soil characteristics, emission factors, and dispersion processes that generate and distribute fugitive particulate matter. A method is described to estimate degree of contamination (DOC) of soil particles based on the contaminating chemical's water solubility and the soil's organic carbon content. A first-order decay process is included. Five example sites are described and estimates made of uncontrolled and controlled downwind concentrations of hazardous constituents. Annual averages are in the attogram to nanogram per cubic meter range. Ranges for control and efficiency costs for each site are included.
Final Report 4/84 - 9/84; report date August 1987.