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Main Title Assessment of corrosion products from once-through cooling systems with mechanical antifouling devices /
Author Spooner, Charles M.
CORP Author GCA Corp., Bedford, MA. GCA Technology Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600-7-80-026; GCA-TR-79-46-G; EPA-68-02-2607
Stock Number PB80-181902
OCLC Number 08341295
Subjects Steam power plants--Cooling systems ; Corrosion and anti-corrosives
Additional Subjects Corrosion products ; Water pollution ; Condenser tubes ; Cleaning ; Steam electric power generation ; Electric power plants ; Cooling systems ; Assessments ; Economic analysis ; Fouling
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-026 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/16/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-026 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/7-80-026 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-026 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-181902 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 41 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an assessment of corrosion products from steam-electric power plant once-through cooling systems equipped with mechanical antifouling devices. (About 67% of the currently operating plants in the U.S. use once-through cooling systems. Various cleaning mechanisms, used to minimize the reduction of the thermal efficiency of heat exchange in the condenser tubes--caused by corrosion and biofouling--include chemical and off-and on-line mechanical methods.) On-line mechanical cleaning may lead to increased levels of metals in the effluent due to abrasion of the condenser tubes. Since some abraded metals at sufficiently high concentrations harm aquatic organisms and lead to other environmental damage, metal concentrations in cooling water discharges which stem from on-line mechanical condenser tube cleaning systems need to be determined. This report addresses the significance of this effect, based mainly on comments from utilities experienced with the Amertap system and from the manufacturer.
"GCA/Technology Division." "EPA 600-7-80-026." "January 1980." Cover title. "Contract no. 68-02-2607, task no. 28, program element no. INE827." Includes bibliographical references.