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Main Title Review of new source performance standards for phosphate fertilizer industry /
Author Herring, William.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Emission Standards and Engineering Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise, and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-450/3-79-038
Stock Number PB80-156151
OCLC Number 29941684
Subjects Phosphatic fertilizer industry.
Additional Subjects Fertilizers ; Inorganic phosphates ; Air pollution control ; Reviews ; Sources ; Particles ; Standards ; Industrial wastes ; Scrubbing ; Ponds ; Law enforcement ; Revisions ; Fluorides ; Phosphoric acid ; Limestone ; Chemical reactions ; Process charting ; Design ; Grinding(Comminution) ; New source performance standards ; Fugitive emissions ; Wet methods ; Superphosphates ; Ammonium phosphates ; Phosphate rock
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-79-038 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/09/2013
EKBD  EPA-450/3-79-038 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/10/1999
ELBD  EPA 450-3-79-038 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/28/2019
ESAD  EPA 450-3-79-038 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-156151 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 81 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Since promulgation of new source performance standards (NSPS) for the phosphate fertilizer industry, in 1975, commercial applications of a few new systems that reduce air pollution from phosphate plants have been reported. These include scrubbing system modifications that reduce the size of ponds used to cool process water, and reduce pond fluoride emissions. Also, a proprietary new process produces a stable granular triple superphosphate (GTSP) directly. This process reduces or eliminates the emissions of fluorides and fugitive particulate during the curing, storage period. The new GTSP process also eliminates the scrubbing of certain process gas, thus reducing required cooling pond area and pond fluoride emissions. Wet grinding of phosphate rock, in place of dry grinding, has been introduced, which eliminates dryers and reduces emissions that include particulate with radioactive content. NSPS revision, however, would probably not have significant impact now because the extent of new and modified source construction in this industry is small, and because industry growth projected to 1985 is negligible. The recommendation is, therefore, made not to develop NSPS revisions now, but to assess additional developments in this industry in four years, and then reconsider possible revision.
"November 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-450/3-79-038."