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Main Title Evaluation of instrumentation for monitoring total mercury emissions from stationary sources /
Author Katzman, L.
CORP Author Abcor, Inc., Cambridge, Mass. Walden Research Div.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Chemistry and Physics Lab.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1974
Report Number 68-02-0590; EPA/650-2-74-039; EPA-68-02-0590; EPA/65/2-74-039
Stock Number PB-238323
OCLC Number 37583054
Subjects Mercury--Measurement ; Air--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mercury(Metal) ; Monitors ; Instrumentation ; Chemical analysis ; Gas analysis ; Ultraviolet spectrophotometers ; Chemical industry ; Incinerators ; Zinc industry ; Performance evaluation ; Field tests ; Hazardous materials ; Laboratory tests ; Mercury organic compounds ; Air pollution detection ; Gas sampling ; Particulates
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EJBD  EPA 650-2-74-039 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/02/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-74-039 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA-650/2-74-039 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/27/2016
NTIS  PB-238 323 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation volumes (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The principal objective of this project was to identify and evaluate monitoring instrumentation which represents the current state-of-the-art in measurement of total mercury emissions from stationary sources. During the laboratory test program the uniformity of response of each instrument acquired for the program to expected forms of mercury emissions from stationary sources including particulate and organo-mercury compounds as well as elemental mercury vapor was established. Field tests were conducted at the following sources: (1) secondary processing of mercury; (2) chloralkali production; and (3) nonferrous (zinc) smelting. From the evaluation of these data the investigators conclude that available mercury measuring instrumentation can be adapted for the measurement of total mercury emissions from certain sources, in particular, chlor-alkali plants. The transporting and conditioning of the sample poses considerable difficulties requiring additional research. Manual control was accomplished during the field and laboratory portions of the program. Manual control in the field was sufficient for these studies; however, continuous monitoring could not be accomplished by this means.
Performed by Walden Research Division of Abcor, Inc., contract no. 68-02-0590, project no. 26AAN, program element no. 1AA010. "June 1974." "EPA/650-2-74-039." EPA Project Officer: Roy L. Bennett. Includes bibliographical references.