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Main Title Atmospheric Emissions from Lead Typesetting Operations: Screening Study.
Author Gerstle, Richard W. ; Ponder, Tom C. ; Hall, Fred D. ;
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-02-2085;
Stock Number PB82-235888
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Letterpress printing ; Scrubbers ; Air filters ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Industrial wastes ; Hot pressing ; Metals ; Lead(Metal) ; Particles ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-235888 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 78p
Atmospheric emissions from hot-metal typesetting operations are investigated in this screening study. Three letterpress printing processes entail the use of hot metal: linotype, monotype, and stereotype. These processes are described and potential emission sources identified. Techniques for control of emissions include use of Rotoclones, wet scrubbers, filters, and electrostatic precipitators. Estimated capital costs and annualized operating and maintenance costs of these devices are presented. Three hot-metal printing operations in which emissions are well-controlled are described in detail. Annual estimates of total nationwide emissions from hot metal printing amount to approximately 1370 tons of particulate including 480 tons of lead. It is projected that no new hot metal type printing facilities will start operation and that emissions of lead from the printing industry will steadily decrease by about 8 percent per year until 1986.