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Main Title Development of a Test Method for the Measurement of Gaseous Methanol Emissions from Stationary Sources.
Author Pate, B. A. ; Peterson, M. R. ; Jayanty, R. K. M. ; Wilshire, F. W. ; Knoll, J. E. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/191;
Stock Number PB93-222230
Additional Subjects Methanol ; Emissions ; Pulp mills ; Flue gases ; Air pollution control ; Paper mills ; Test methods ; Activated carbon treatment ; Carbon disulfide ; Chemical analysis ; Waste processing ; Gas chromatography ; Air sampling ; Field tests ; Scrubbers ; Vents ; Sorbents ; Stationary sources ; Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-222230 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Methanol was designated under Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 as a pollutant to be regulated. The U.S. EPA, through a contract with Research Triangle Institute, has developed a test method for the measurement of methanol emissions from stationary sources. The methanol sampling train (MST) consists of a glass-lined heated probe, two knockout traps and three sorbent cartridges packed with Anasorb 747, a beaded, activated carbon. Anasorb 747 samples are desorbed with a 1:1 mixture of carbon disulfide and N,N-dimethylformamide. Samples are analyzed by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection. Following laboratory testing, field tests of the MST and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) sampling method for methanol were conducted at a paper and pulp mill. The sampling location was an inlet vent to a softwood bleach plant scrubber. In accordance with EPA Method 301, two pairs of trains were run in parallel for six runs, collecting a total of twenty-four samples by each method.