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Main Title System analysis of air pollutant emissions from the chemical/ plastics industry /
Author Terry, Herbert. ; Nagy., Stephen
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Nagy, Stephen.
CORP Author Snell (Foster D.), Inc., Florham Park, N.J.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Control Systems Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 650-2-74-106; EPA-68-02-1068
Stock Number PB-239 880
OCLC Number 09628116
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Chemical industry ; Plastics industry ; Air pollution ; Systems analysis ; Chemical plants ; Production capacity ; Hazards ; Mathematical models ; Cost estimates ; Odors ; Acrylic resins ; Alkyd resins ; Polyethylene ; Polystyrene ; Polypropylene ; Polyvinyl chloride ; Polyamide resins ; Emission factors
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-74-106 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-74-106 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/29/2022
ERAD  EPA 650/ 2-74-106 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
ESAD  EPA 650-2-74-106 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/10/2003
NTIS  PB-239 880 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : diagrams, charts ; 28 cm
The report defines chemical/plastics industry producers, production volume, forecasted growth rates, plant capacities and locations, and average population densities at each plant site. It describes major processes in terms of equipment, reaction conditions, specific process chemicals, and general air pollution controls. A decision model was used to relate the interactions of such factors as total population exposed, production volume, growth trends, emission, odor, and hazard potential of the most likely pollutants. The report identifies polyurethanes, acrylics, and alkyds as the most likely candidates for in-depth study, estimating emissions factors and discussing emission controls and their costs. It gives similar information for some high-volume plastic materials: polyethylene, polystyrene, polypropylene, nylon, and polyvinyl chloride. Most of the pollution control devices used in the industry are associated with large volume resin manufacture and function primarily to recover product or heat values: in most instances, economics dictate against installing control devices solely for pollution control. The report gives calculated costs for various controls.
"EPA 650-2-74-106." "October 1974." Cover title.