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Main Title Environmental assessment of coke by-product recovery plants /
Author VanOsdell, D. W. ; Marsland, D. ; Carpenter, B. H. ; Sparacino, C. ; Jablin, R. ;
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Author Title of a Work
VanOsdell, D. 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 ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-016; EPA-68-02-2630
Stock Number PB-293 278
OCLC Number 07829488
Subjects Coke plants--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Coke industry--United States--By-products. ; Cooling towers--United States. ; Coke industry--By-products.
Additional Subjects Coking ; Byproducts ; Materials recovery ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Sources ; Sampling ; Storage tanks ; Assessments ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Design criteria ; Technology ; Cost analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Fugitive emissions
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD888.C73E58 1979 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/09/2011
EJBD  EPA 600/2-79-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/14/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-79-016 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-016 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-293 278 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 121, 250, [15] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an initial screening study, initiating a multimedia environmental assessment of coke by-product recovery plants in the U.S. The study included both the gathering and analysis of existing data and sampling and analysis at one plant based on EPA's Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory-RTP Level 1 protocol. Process data concerning design and operation of existing plants and processes were examined. Many variations of all process types exist, forcing an examination of the industry to determine the commoner processes. Sampling and analysis utilized a basic EPA Level 1 format, tailored for organic vapor sampling. Specific samples were also analyzed for cyanide. Air was sampled at all suspected pollution sources, most of them storage tanks. The largest single source was the final cooler cooling tower: aromatics at greater than 50 g/Mg coke and cyanide at 278 g/Mg coke were both significant. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds were indicated, but not quantified. Concentrations of pollutants in the vapor above storage tanks were measured, but actual emission rates were not determined because of the difficulty in measuring working and breathing losses for the tanks sampled. Water sampling data from the same plant, developed by EPA's Effluent Guidelines Division, were included in the overall study analysis.
"Research Triangle Institute." "Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry." "January 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2630, task no. 2, program element no. 1AB604C and 1BB610C."