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Main Title Environmental assessment, source test and evaluation report : Wellman-Galusha (Glen Gery) low-Btu gasification /
Author Thomas, W. C. ; Trede, K. N. ; Page, G. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Trede, K. N.
Page, G. C.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;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/600-7-79-185; EPA-68-02-2147
Stock Number PB80-102551
OCLC Number 08354104
Subjects Coal gasification--Environmental aspects--Pennsylvania ; Gas manufacture and works--Environmental aspects--Pennsylvania
Additional Subjects Coal gasification ; Environmental surveys ; Anthracite ; Assessments ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Fly ash ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Ecology ; Public health ; Standards ; Cyclones ; Particles ; Bioassay ; Organic compounds ; Design ; Performance evaluation ; Flue gases ; Sampling ; Inorganic compounds ; Wellman-Galusha process ; Low btu gas
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-185 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/24/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-185 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/20/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-185 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/02/2004
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-185 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-102551 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a Source Test and Evaluation Program at a commercial coal gasification plant using a Wellman-Galusha gasifier to produce low-Btu fuel gas from anthracite coal. Major objective of the tests was to perform an environmental assessment of the plant's waste streams and fugitive emissions. Results of the chemical analyses of the plant's waste streams indicated that all contained organic and/or inorganic components which may have potentially harmful health and/or ecological effects. In the pokehole and coal hopper gaseous emissions, CO, NH3, and possibly Fe(CO)5 were found to be of major concern. Organic compounds which were not specifically identified were of potential concern in the ash sluice water. The gasifier ash and cyclone dust contained a number of trace elements and possibly organics that may be potentially harmful. Analyses of the leachate from these two solid waste streams indicated that the leachate may have potentially harmful health and/or ecological effects; however, at a substantially lower level of concern when compared with the results of the ash and dust themselves. Overall, the indicated potential health and ecological effects of the plant's waste streams were found to be significantly lower than those for waste streams produced by gasifying bituminous coals.
"Radian Corporation." "August 1979." "EPA/600-7-79-185." Includes bibliographical references. "Constract no. 68-02-2147, exhibit A, program element no. INE825."