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Main Title Balloon-borne particulate sampling for monitoring power plant emissions /
Author Armstrong, J. A. ; Russell, P. A. ; Williams, R. E.
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Author Title of a Work
Russell, Philip A.
Williams, R. E.
CORP Author Denver Research Inst., CO.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-205; EPA-R-804829
Stock Number PB-290 473
OCLC Number 07717554
Subjects Emissivity--Sampling ; Particles--Sampling
Additional Subjects Samplers ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Monitoring ; Electric power plants ; Design criteria ; Field tests ; Air pollution ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Air pollution detection ; Fossil-fuel power plants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-205 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/12/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-205 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-205 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-290 473 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 50 p. : ill., 2 maps ; 28 cm.
The report describes a lightweight remote-controlled sampler, carried aloft by a tethered balloon, that has been developed to collect particulates from the plumes of fossil-fueled power plants at various downwind distances. The airborne sampler is controlled from the ground by a radio transmitter and receiver/servo system. A verification transmitter/receiver system allows monitoring of various commands to the sampler for correct operation. The sampler uses a pump to draw air through a strip of Nuclepore or other filter media. The sampler can be selectively actuated in flight to collect a number of discrete samples on the filter or to take a time-resolved streak sample across a length of the filter. The sampling system was field tested at two sites burning low-sulfur coal, an urban and a rural power plant. The collected samples were analyzed in terms of size, concentration, and composition using scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry. In general, the particles were spheres with diameters <5 micrometers. Some agglomerates were found. Most of the fly ash was composed of Si and Al, with small amounts of Fe.
"Denver Research Institute." "Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry." "October 1978." Includes bibliographical references (p. 43). "Grant no. R804829, program element no. EHE624."