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Main Title Acrylonitrile plant air pollution control /
Author Anguin, M. T. ; Anderson., S.
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Author Title of a Work
Anderson, S.
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Mountain View, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory : National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-048; EPA-68-02-2611
Stock Number PB-295 024
OCLC Number 08276476
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States. ; Chemical plants--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Acrylonitriles ; Chemical industry ; Sources ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Absorption ; Solvent extraction ; Adsorption ; Catalysis ; Performance evaluation ; Cost analysis ; Hydrocarbons ; Nitrogen oxides ; Process charting ; Substitutes ; Flares ; Incinerators ;
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EHAM  EPA-600/2-79-048 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-048 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/15/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-79-048 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/27/2020
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-048 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-295 024 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 86 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Based on available literature, the report identifies and ranks (in terms of efficiency, cost, and energy requirements) air pollution control technologies for each of four major air pollutant emission sources in acrylonitrile plants. The sources are: (1) absorber vent gas streams, (2) liquid waste holding ponds, (3) hydrogen cyanide/acetonitrile incinerators, and (4) reactor startup streams. It also identifies control technology research and development needs. Conclusions concerning emissions from each source include: (1) absorber vent gas streams--large amounts of hydrocarbons (HCs) are emitted; thermal incineration is an acceptable and efficient control; (2) liquid waste holding ponds--high levels of HC emissions occur; no controls are available for these emissions at the ponds; reduction of the HC levels prior to discharge to the ponds is feasible; research should be conducted on carbon absorption and solvent extraction; (3) hydrogen cyanide/acetonitrile incinerators--high levels of NOx may occur; more data are required; advanced incineration techniques should be investigated; and (4) reactor startup streams--large amounts of acrylonitrile are vented to the atmosphere during reactor startup; incinerating this stream produces high levels of NOx; carbon adsorption and wet scrubbing appear feasible; and demonstrations are required.
"Acurex Corporation." "February 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-03-2567, program element no. 1AB604."