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Main Title Review of new source performance standards for phosphate fertilizer industry, revised /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise, and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-450/3-79-038 R
Stock Number PB81-122129
OCLC Number 09504731
Subjects Phosphates--United States ; Phosphatic fertilizers--United States ; Fertilizer industry--United States ; Fluorides
Additional Subjects Fertilizers ; Fluorides ; Air pollution control ; Inorganic phosphates ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sources ; Scrubbers ; Revisions ; Particles ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; New source performance standards ; Fugitive emissions ; Wet methods ; Phosphate rock
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-79-038R Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/29/2016
EKBD  EPA-450/3-79-038R Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/02/1996
ERAD  EPA 450/3-79-038r Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/01/2012
ESAD  EPA 450-3-79-038R Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-122129 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 82 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm
Since promulgation of new source performance standards (NSPS) for fluoride control in the phosphate fertilizer industry, in 1975, commercial applications of a few new systems that reduce air pollution from phosphate plants have been reported. These include scrubbing system modifications that reduce the size of ponds used to cool process water, and reduce pond fluoride emissions. Also, a proprietary new process produces a stable granular triple superphosphate (GTSP) directly. This process reduces or eliminates the emissions of fluorides and fugitive particulate during the curing, storage period. The new GTSP process also eliminates the scrubbing of certain process gas, thus reducing required cooling pond area and pond fluoride emissions. There is currently insufficient process experience and source test data for firm conclusions about fluoride control potential. The recommendation is therefore made not to develop NSPS revisions now, but to assess additional developments in this industry in four years, and then reconsider possible revision.
"November 1980." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-450/3-79-038R."