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Main Title Trace Element Study at a Primary Copper Smelter. Volume II. Report Appendix.
Author Schwitzgebel, Klaus ; Coleman, Richard T. ; Collins, Robert V. ; Mann, Robert M. ; Thompson, Carol M. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-68-01-4136; EPA/600/2-78/065B;
Stock Number PB-286 991
Additional Subjects Copper ores ; Smelting ; Air pollution control ; Trace elements ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Reverberatory furnaces ; Performance evaluation ; Particles ; Aluminum ; Arsenic ; Barium ; Beryllium ; Calcium ; Cadmium ; Chromium ; Copper ; Fluorine ; Iron ; Mercury(Metal) ; Molybdenum ; Nickel ; Lead(Metal) ; Antimony ; Selenium ; Silicon ; Vanadium ; Zinc ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; X ray analysis ; X ray fluorescence ; Particulates ; Air pollution sampling
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This project was undertaken to explore the distribution of trace elements in environmental emissions from a primary copper smelter. The efforts were concentrated on the reverberatory furnace and the electrostatic precipitator controlling emissions from the reverberatory furnace. The following major conclusions were reached: (1) the electrostatic precipitator effectively controls all particulate emissions at its design efficiency rating (about 96%) at the operating gas temperature of 600 degrees F; (2) appreciable material composed of toxic trace elements pass through the precipitator in the vapor state at the ESP operating temperature and condense to form particulate upon cooling. Arsenic trioxide was a major constituent of the emissions passing the ESP from the reverberatory furnace. The following elements were examined: Al, As, Ba, Be, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, F, Fe, Hg, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Si, V, Zn.