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Main Title Coke quench tower emission testing program /
Author Laube, A. H. ; Drummond, B. A.
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Drummond, B. A.
CORP Author York Research Corp., Stamford, CT.;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-600/2-79-082; EPA-68-02-2819
Stock Number PB80-108400
OCLC Number 07717632
Subjects Steel--Quenching--Analysis. ; Coke--Quenching--Analysis. ; Emissivity. ; Organic compounds.
Additional Subjects Coking ; Organic compounds ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Field tests ; Quenching ; Benzene ; Design ; Process charting ; Performance evaluation ; Sampling ; Water analysis ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Particles ; Sources ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Tests ; Emission factors
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EHAM  TN752.Q4L38 1979a Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-082 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/22/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-79-082 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-082 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-108400 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation v, 137, 10 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a field study to further define quench tower organic emissions, the character and magnitude of which are virtually unknown. (Limited testing in 1976 indicated that a large quantity of organic material was emitted from quench towers, but these data were inconclusive because so few samples were analyzed.) Sufficient stack samples were taken under controlled coke and quench water quality conditions to provide a statistically confident basis for emission factor determination. The samples were subjected to extensive organic chemical analysis for identification and quantification of similar functional groups and selected individual compounds known or expected to be carcinogenic. Fifty-three organic compounds were found in quench tower emissions; seven in sufficient quantity to be considered potential health hazards. The use of waste water from other coke plant sources for quenching greatly increases the organic load when compared to quenching with river water. Although the water itself is the principal source of organic emissions, the coke also appears to contribute. The majority of organics detected are either gaseous or associated with small particles, so they will contribute to ambient air loads beyond plant boundaries.
"Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory." "April 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2819, W.A. 1, program element no. 1AB604."