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Main Title Laboratory assessment of potential hydrocarbon emissions from land treatment of refinery oily sludges /
Author Wetherold, R. G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Randall, J. L.
Williams, K. R.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-S2-84-108
OCLC Number 591738060
Subjects Petroleum--Refining--United States ; Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Hydrocarbons ; Air--Pollution--Measurement
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EJBD  EPA 600-S2-84-108 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/13/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-84-108 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
Caption title. "July 1984." At head of title: Project summary. "EPA/600-S2-84-108."
Contents Notes
"Volatile organic emissions were characterized when oily petroleum sludges from refineries were incorporated in soils under controlled laboratory conditions. The sludges tested included three of the five listed hazardous wastes for the refining industry: dissolved air flotation float, slop oil emulsion solids, and API separator sludge. The volatile components of the sludges were first identified. Then the effects of air temperature and humidity, wind speed, soil type, temperature and moisture, sludge loading and volatility, and method of waste application were studied. The volatile components identified in the sludge were also present in the emissions from the soil-waste mixtures. The quantity of emissions was most affected by the sludge volatility, sludge loading, application method, and atmospheric humidity; the cumulative emissions at a given period of time could be correlated with these operational variables. The emission rate or level was not significantly affected by soil type or soil moisture. An expression for estimating the rate of emissions as a function of elapsed time after application could not be developed from the data. Although every effort was made to simulate actual land treatment conditions, it was not possible to apply these laboratory findings directly to predict full-scale results."