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Main Title Sampling and modeling on non-point sources at a coal-fired utility /
Author Brookman, Gordon T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Binder, James J.,
Wade, Willard A.,
CORP Author Research Corp. of New England, Wethersfield, Conn.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/2-77/199
Stock Number PB-274 369
OCLC Number 04139492
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Pollution--United States. ; Public utilities--United States. ; Pollution. ; Public utilities. ; United States.
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Mathematical models ; Coal ; Runoff ; Sampling ; Field tests ; Industrial wastes ; Computer programs ; Sites ; Leaching ; Utilities ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Sources ; Numerical analysis ; Pennsylvania ; Nonpoint sources ; Water pollution sampling ; Path of pollutants
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-199 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-199 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/07/2001
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-199 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-274 369 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 268 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a measurement and modeling program for nonpoint sources (NPS) from two coal-fired utility plants, and the impact of NPS on receiving waters. The field measurement survey, performed at two utility plants in Pennsylvania, included measurement of overland runoff from NPS and river sampling upstream and downstream of each plant site. NPS sampled were storm water runoff and leachate from coal storage piles and runoff from impervious areas such as parking lots and roofs which were covered with dust fallout from coal and ash handling operations. A mathematical model was developed to simulate both the quantity and quality of industrial NPS pollution and its impact on receiving waters. Field data indicated that NPS pollution from utilities had little impact on the two rivers, compared to the impact from sources upstream of each site. Modeled results compared to field measurements within a factor of 4 for both the quantity and quality of storm water runoff and its impact on the quality of the receiving waters. Field survey results indicate that, for a cost-effective program, sampling must be supplemented with modeling (the modeling results indicate that the developed model can be used with a minimum of field data to successfully simulate industrial NPS pollution and its impact on receiving waters for the utility industry). (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
Contract no. 68-02-2133, task no. 2, program element no. INE624. Issued Sept. 1977. Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-128).