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Main Title Airborne measurements of power plant plumes in West Virginia : Kammer and Mitchell power plants, 25 August-11 September 1975 /
Author Johnson, Frank G., ; Connolly, John L. ; Evans, Roy B. ; Zeller, Thomas M.
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Author Title of a Work
Connolly, John L.,
Evans, Roy B.,
Zeller, Thomas M.,
Johnson, Frank G.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/4-79-043
Stock Number PB80-100407
OCLC Number 07181894
Subjects Smoke plumes ; Air--Pollution--West Virginia--Measurement ; Sulfur dioxide ; Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects--West Virginia ; Sulphur dioxide
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Electric power plants ; Plumes ; Optical radar ; Sulfur dioxide ; Concentration(Composition) ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Light scattering ; Aerial surveys ; Wind velocity ; Field tests ; Equipment ; West Virginia ; Kammer power plant ; Mitchell power plant ; Air quality ; Wheeling(West Virginia)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/4-79-043 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/16/1996
EJBD  EPA 600-4-79-043 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/4-79-043 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/22/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-79-043 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-4-79-043 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-100407 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 106 pages : illustrations, figures, maps, tables ; 28 cm.
A field study was conducted during August and September 1975 to measure parameters of effluent plumes from two coal-fired electric generating stations near Wheeling, West Virginia. This data report presents plume heights, plume horizontal and vertical dispersion, and plume centerline and maximum low altitude sulfur dioxide concentrations. Plume parameters were observed with a helicopter-borne air quality monitoring system and an airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system which measured aerosol light scattering. Plume cross sections in terms of sulfur dioxide concentrations and aerosol light scattering were simultaneously obtained with the helicopter and LIDAR systems and are presented for comparison. Estimates of sulfur dioxide fluxed in the effluent plumes were prepared from the helicopter sulfur dioxide plume cross sections and the transport winds. Sulfur dioxide flux estimates derived from helicopter data agree within 10 percent with flux estimates derived from coal consumption and sulfur content data for three cases in stable atmospheres with moderate wind speeds. Plume rise formulas have been developed for the two plants.
"June 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 17-18).