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Main Title Components identified in energy-related wastes and effluents {microform} /
Author Gebhart, J. E. ; McKown, M. M.
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McKnown, Mary M.
CORP Author Gulf South Research Inst., New Orleans, LA.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/3-82/058; EPA-68-03-2487
Stock Number PB82-236985
Subjects Energy industries--Environmental aspects--United States ; Effluent quality--Measurement
Additional Subjects Sites ; Coal gasification ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Atomic spectra ; Electric power plants ; Solid wastes ; Liquid wastes ; Energy sources ; State of the art ; Coal fired power plants ; Coal liquefaction ; Spark source mass spectroscopy
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NTIS  PB82-236985 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 734 p. ; 28 cm.
A state-of-the-art review of the characterization of solid wastes and aqueous effluents generated by energy-related processes was conducted. The reliability of these data was evaluated according to preselected criteria or sample source, sampling and analytical methodology, and data source. Data on the following activities were included: coal strip mining, oil refineries, oil shale operations, coal-fired power plants, coal liquefaction processes, coal gasification processes, and geothermal energy production. Using the information collected during this review, areas of inadequate data were identified and sampling sites were selected. Sites were selected to include at least one plant in each of seven energy-related activities. Energy research sites in the Western Energy Resource Development sector were considered as prime sites. Samples were collected from 49 sites. Samples were prepared by using the necessary sample-preparation, clean-up, and preconcentration procedures. Purgeable (volatile) and extractable (semi-volatile) organic components were identified and quantified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry/data system techniques. Samples were analyzed for mercury by using flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometric procedures, while approximately 70 other elements were determined by spark source mass spectrometry.
Caption title. "May 1982." "EPA-600/3-82-058." Microform.