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Main Title Source assessment : phthalic anhydride (air emissions) /
Author Serth, R. W. ; Hughes., T. W.
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Author Title of a Work
Hughes, T. W.
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600-2-76-032d; EPA-68-02-1874; EPA-ROAP-21AXM-071
Stock Number PB-266 797
OCLC Number 06685886
Subjects Anhydrides--Environmental aspects ; Air--Pollution
Additional Subjects Chemical industry ; Air pollution control ; Assessments ; Phthalic anhydride ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sources ; Xylenes ; Naphthalene ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Revisions ; Forecasting ; Manufacturing ; Aerosols ; Particles ; Chemical reactions ; Concentration(Composition) ; Oxidation ; Air pollution sampling
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EKBD  EPA 600-2-76-032d Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/23/2022
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-032d Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/2-76-032d Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/11/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-032D Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-266 797 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
The report gives results of an analysis of atmospheric (air) emissions from ortho-xylene- and naphthalene-based phthalic anhydride manufacturing plants. Uncontrolled and controlled emission factors are given for each species emitted to the atmosphere from each source within a typical plant, based on the latest data available. Emissions data are used to calculate three factors designed to quantify the hazard potential of the emissions: (1) source severity (the ratio of maximum mean ground-level concentration of a pollutant to the concentration which constitutes an incipient health hazard), (2) the industry contribution to total atmospheric emissions of criteria pollutants, and (3) the population exposed to high contaminant levels from a representative plant. Detailed process descriptions and flow sheets are presented for the BASF fixed-bed ortho-xylene process and the Badger-Sherwin-Williams fluid-bed naphthalene process. Present and future aspects of pollution control technology in the industry are discussed, including a number of possible process modifications. Economic and production trends in the phthalic anhydride industry and in each of the industries that are major consumers of phthalic anhydride are analyzed. Water-related emissions are to be discussed in a future, separate report.
"EPA 600-2-76-032d." "December 1976." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144). "Contract No. 68-02-1874 ; ROAP No. 21AXM-071 ; Program Element No. 1AB015."