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Main Title Level 1 assessment of uncontrolled Q-BOP emissions /
Author Westbrook, C. W.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-190; EPA-68-02-2630
Stock Number PB80-100399
OCLC Number 846843680
Subjects Steel--Metallurgy--Oxygen processes ; Emissivity
Additional Subjects Iron and steel industry ; Steel making ; Sampling ; Particles ; Organic compounds ; Inorganic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Sites ; Basic converters ; Oxygen blow converters ; Tables(Data) ; Gas analysis ; Air pollution ; In plant processing ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA 600-2-79-190 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 06/12/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-2-79-190 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-190 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-190 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/02/2017
NTIS  PB80-100399 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 76 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of sampling and analysis of uncontrolled emissions from a Q-BOP, a bottom-blown Basic Oxygen Process for steelmaking, undertaken to characterize and quantify the particulate, organic, and inorganic species emitted during hot metal addition to precharged scrap metal. Sampling was in the secondary emission collection system before the emission control equipment and was conducted using EPA Level 1 Environmental Assessment Methodology. Particulate concentration was 1298 mg/cu m and total organic emissions were 64.1 mg/cu m. About 75% of this material was high molecular weight organics. The less than 3 micrometer solids contain over half of all the organics emitted. Although the presence of several carcinogenic polycyclic organic compounds was suggested by the LRMS analysis, GC-MS analysis showed that no known carcinogenic compounds were in the emissions. SSMS analysis indicated that eight elements might exceed Air-Health MATE values if emitted uncontrolled. Calculated control levels needed range from 63 to 99.6%.
"EPA-600/2-79-190." "Contract No. 68-02-2630, Task No. 3, Program Element Nos. 1AB604C and 1BB610C." "EPA Project Officer: Robert V. Hendriks." "September 1979."