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Main Title Measurement of total site mercury emissions from a chlor-alkali plant using open-path UV-DOAS final report to OAQPS, category II//support for development of environmental regulations and standards / [electronic resource] :
CORP Author ARCADIS Geraghty and Miller, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/600/R-07/077
Stock Number PB2008-103892
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States ; Mercury--Toxicology--United States ; Mercury--Environmental aspects--United States ; Chlorine industry--Environmental aspects--United States ; Alkali industry and trade--Environmental aspects--United States ; Mercury wastes--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Chlor-alkali plants ; Innovative technology ; Mercury(Metal) ; Emissions ; US EPA ; Rule making ; Plume mapping ; Stack gases ; Exhaust emissions ; Quality assurance ; UV-DOAS(UltraViolet Differential Optical Absorption spectroscopy) ; UltraViolet Differential Optical Absorption spectroscopy
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NTIS  PB2008-103892 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([146]) : ill., maps, digital, PDF file.
In December 2003, the EPA promulgated the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for mercury cell chlor-alkali plants. In February 2004, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed petitions on the final rule in U.S. district court citing, among other issues, the inability of mercury cell industries to fully account for mercury added to their processes to make up for losses via wastes, products and emissions. In April 2004, EPA agreed to reconsider aspects of the rule making which led to planning and execution of emission measurement projects designed to reduce uncertainty in fugitive emissions of Hg from mercury cell chlor-alkali plants. As an overall project goal, the research will use the total site mercury emission data presented in this report, in conjunction with cell room vent monitoring, stack emission and maintenance activity data to determine if the elemental mercury cell room fugitive emissions from the observed facilities are on the order of historical assumptions (1,300 g/day) or on the order of 2002 levels of unaccounted for mercury (approximately 10,000 g/day).
Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 22, 2010). "EPA/600/R-07/077." "July 2007." "Project Officer Eben Thoma." Includes bibliographical references (p. 105).