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Main Title Critical review of DIAL emission test data for BP petroleum refinery in Texas City, Texas /
Author Randall, David.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Coburn, Jeff.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division,
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA/453/R-10/002; PB2011-104495
Stock Number PB2011-104495
OCLC Number 706808683
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Air--Pollution--Texas ; Petroleum refineries
Additional Subjects Emission ; Air pollution monitoring ; Petroleum industry ; Texas ; Airborne equipment ; Ozone ; Waste water sources ; Sludges ; Storage tanks ; Recommendations ; Texas City(Texas)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-453/R-10-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/21/2011
NTIS  PB2011-104495 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
In July and August 2007, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) conducted emissions tests for numerous difficult to measure emission sources at a BP petroleum refinery in Texas City, Texas, using NPL's differential absorption LIDAR (DIAL) system. The testing was sponsored by and conducted for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) with funding provided by both TCEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of this report is to summarize the DIAL results, compare the DIAL results with estimates developed using standard accepted procedures and conditions that existed when the DIAL tests were conducted, compare the DIAL results with average ozone-season emission rates reported in BP's 2007 emissions inventory, and assess why DIAL results differ from estimates. Section 2 of this report addresses emissions from external floating roof tanks and vertical fixed roof tanks storing a variety of materials. Sections 3, 4, and 5 address emissions from wastewater sources, flares, and delayed cokers, respectively. Recommendations for future testing and references are presented in sections 6 and 7, respectively.
EPA project officer: Brenda Shine, Work Assignment Manager, Sector Policies and Programs Division. Contract No. Work Assignment No. "November 2010." "EPA 453/R-10-002." "PB2011-104495."