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Main Title Blast furnace slips and accompanying emissions as an air pollution source /
Author Mobley, C. E.
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Hoffman, A. O.,
Lownie, H. W.,
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-268; EPA-68-02-1323
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04104238
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States ; Blast furnaces ; Air--Pollution ; Blast furnaces ; United States ; Steel industry and trade--Environmental aspects ; Blast furnaces--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Iron and steel industry ; Blast furnaces ; Valves ; Flue dust ; Sources ; Gas flow ; Particulates ; Stationary sources
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-268 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/10/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-268 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-268 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-261 065 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 57 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study to ascertain the severity of blast-furnace slips and their accompanying bleeder-valve emissions as a source of air pollution. It describes factors contributing to the occurrence of hangs and slips in the blast furnace. It discusses the mechanics by which emissions occur from the bleeder valves. It presents data characterizing blast-furnace bleeder-valve emissions, including the frequency and duration of slip-induced bleeder-valve openings and the quantities of gas and dust issuing from open bleeder valves. It concludes that: (1) slip-induced bleeder-valve emissions are not an industry- or nation-wide problem; (2) these emissions may constitute an individual furnace and/or local air pollution problem; (3) less total particulates are emitted from this source than from other in-plant air pollution sources; and (4) the frequency of bleeder-valve emissions and, in turn, the severity of the problem have diminished over the last 20 years. The report discusses measures which may reduce the occurrence and/or severity of blast-furnace bleeder-valve emissions.
Contract no. 68-02-1323, task 60, program element no. 1AB604. Issued Oct. 1976. Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-35).