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Main Title Assessment of particle control technology for enclosed asbestos sources /
Author Harwood, Colin F. ; Siebert, Paul ; Blaszak., Thomas P.
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, Ill.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Control Systems Lab.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, National Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 650-2-74-088; IITRI-C6291-11; EPA-68-02-1353; EPA-ROAP-21AFA-06
Stock Number PB-239 926
OCLC Number 53302316
Subjects Asbestos dust--Measurement--Methodology--Valuation ; Air quality management
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Air pollution control ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Air filters ; Fibers ; Scrubbers ; Cyclone separators ; Efficiency ; Dust collectors ; Performance evaluation ; Asbestos industry ; Baghouses ; Fabric filters
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-74-088 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/22/2017
EJED  EPA 650-2-74-088 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/09/2019
ERAD  EPA 650/2-74-088 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
ESAD  EPA 650-2-74-088 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/31/2003
NTIS  PB-239 926 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 127 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study to provide information, from both the literature and user contact, on the control of asbestos emissions from enclosed sources. It assesses the state-of-the-art in asbestos emission control in terms of the devices or methods used and their efficiency. In addition, it gives results of a preliminary study to actually measure the effectiveness of baghouse control devices in controlling emissions from five asbestos plants. Baghouses are the predominant control device used in the asbestos industry. Cotton bags are used most frequently. Automatic shaking is used in most baghouses. Published data on the removal efficiencies of the control devices was either non-existent, or quoted in general terms. Five baghouses were tested fro removal efficiency in terms of mass and fiber number. Using computer modeling, it was found that, even considering one source, asbestos concentrations of 500 f/cu meter can be anticipated 5 km from the source. The exposure level at which asbestos in ambient air becomes a health hazard is not known.
Prepared under contract no. 68-02-1353, ROAP no. 21AFA-006, program element no. 1AB015. "EPA 650-2-74-088." "October 1974." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.