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Main Title Blast furnace cast house emission control technology assessment /
Author May, William P.
CORP Author Betz Environmental Engineers, Inc., Plymouth Meeting, Pa.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Incdustrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-231
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04770008
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Blast furnaces. ; Steel industry and trade--Fume control. ; Metal castings--Fume control.
Additional Subjects Furnaces ; Air pollution control ; Iron and steel industry ; Design criteria ; Technology ; Assessments ; Performance evaluation ; Tables(Data) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Casting ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Fugitive emissions ; Cast houses
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/2-77-231 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/08/2014
EJBD  EPA 600/2-77-231 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/08/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-231 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-231 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-276 999 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 314 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 28 cm.
The study describes the state-of-the-art of controlling fumes escaping from blast furnace cast houses. Background information is based on: a study of existing literature; visits to blast furnaces in the U.S., Japan, and Europe; meetings with an ad hoc group of experienced blast furnace operators and engineers appointed by the American Iron and Steel Institute; and a questionnaire sent by AISI to all its members (the questionnaire resulted in operating and physical characteristics data on 151 standing blast furnaces). The limited emissions data available at the start of the study had been obtained through the use of various rather imprecise methods. To obtain additional more precise data, approval was obtained from Dominion Foundries and Steel, Ltd., to sample emissions from its No. 1 blast furnace cast house using EPA sampling methods. (This furnace employs full emissions control using a total cast house evacuation technique.) Existing cast houses were classed according to major factors influencing control scheme selection. For yet-to-be-design cast houses, suggestions are made for optimizing the integration of cast house emission control. For both retrofit and new classes, technology gaps are identified and the nature and scope of suitable development programs are proposed to fill these gaps. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
Contract no. 68-02-2123, program element no. 1AB604. Nov. 1977. Includes bibliographical references.