Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 2 OF 2
|Main Title||Study to Evaluate and Improve EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Reference Method 16.|
|Author||Ferguson, Bruce B. ; Knoll, Joseph E. ;|
|CORP Author||Harmon Engineering and Testing, Auburn, AL.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-02-3215; EPA-600/4-82-043;|
|Additional Subjects||Gas analysis ; Sulfur inorganic compounds ; Pulp mills ; Sulfate pulping ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Scrubbing ; Carbon dioxide ; Sulfur dioxide ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Sampling ; Calibrating ; Laboratory equipment ; EPA method 16 ; Air pollution detection ; Carbonyl sulfide ; Stationary sources|
A modification to EPA Reference Method 16 was developed to eliminate known deficiencies in the analysis of total reduced sulfur (TRS) from stationary sources at kraft pulp mills. The modifications include: (1) The addition of a cold, citrate buffer gas scrubbing solution at the source, (2) The elimination of the need for a heated sample system and a dilution system, (3) Elimination of the need for two GC systems, (4) Changing the GC separation columns and valving to eliminate interference from CO2, COS, and SO2, (5) Finding a method for checking the linearity of the calibration curve. The proposed method was field evaluated by testing a lime kiln, a recovery boiler, and a smelt dissolving tank vent at a kraft pulp mill. The proposed method produced accurate results from each source.