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Main Title Characterizing Baghouse Performance to Control Asbestos Manufacturing Source Emissions.
Author Jones, David R. ;
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, IL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number IITRI-C6397; EPA-68-03-2558; EPA/600/2-81-126;
Stock Number PB81-231250
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Asbestos ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial wastes ; Air filters ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Combustion products ; Assessments ; Technology ; Sites ; Baghouses ; Fabric filters
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-231250 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 72p
The report gives results of a study of the performance of a fabric filter baghouse operated at several levels of important parameters. The primary measure of the effectiveness of control was the fiber concentration in the baghouse effluent, since overall mass efficiency is too high to detect small differences. EPA Method 5 was used to collect the samples, and the analyses were performed using an electron microscope. The tests performed showed that the optimum conditions for asbestos fiber control involve using long intervals between shakes to allow the filter matrix to build on the bag. No adverse effect on pressure drop was detected, while a 5 fold reduction in emission was demonstrated.