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Main Title Source assessment : carbon black manufacture /
Author Serth, R. W., ; Hughes., T. W.
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Hughes, T. W.,
CORP Author United States. Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-107k; MRC-DA-720; EPA-68-02-1874; EPA-ROAP-21AXM-071
Stock Number PB-273 068
OCLC Number 03991683
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Acrylic acid ; Water--Pollution
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Assessments ; Carbon black ; Manufacturing ; Furnaces ; Sulfur oxides ; Nitrogen oxides ; Particles ; Industrial hygiene ; Concentration(Composition) ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Hydrocarbons ; Technology ; Marketing ; Forecasting ; Numerical analysis ; Fugitive emissions ; Indoor air pollution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600/2-77-107K OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-107k Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/21/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-107k Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-107K Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-273 068 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report summarizes the assessment of air emissions from the manufacture of carbon black, currently manufactured in the U.S. by two major processes: thermal and oil furnace. Sources of atmospheric emissions within oil furnace plants (about 90% of the 30 U.S. carbon black plants) include the main process vent, dryer vent, pneumatic system vent, oil feedstock storage tanks, vacuum cleanup system vent, and fugitive sources. To assess the severity of emissions from this industry, a representative plant was defined as using the oil furnace process and with a mean production rate of 50,000 metric tons/yr. For a representative plant, calculated source severities were: 0.02 for particulates emitted from the main process vent; 0.046 and 0.58 for SOx and NOx, respectively, from the dryer vent; 21 for HC emitted from the main process vent; and 27 for carbon black fugitive emissions. The average number of persons exposed to high contaminant levels from carbon black manufacture was estimated and designated as the 'affected population.' The calculation was made for each species emitted and for each emission point within a representative plant for which the source severity exceeds 0.1. The largest value obtained was 11,000 persons, due to H2S emissions from the main process vent. Assuming the same control levels in 1974 and 1980, emissions from the industry will increase by 14% by 1980.
"October 1977." Prepared under contract no. 68-02-1874, ROAP no. 21AXM-071, program element no. 1ABO15. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
[v. 1]. Acrylic acid manufacture - state of the art.--[v. 2]. Carbon black manufacture.