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Main Title Testing the Performance of Real-Time Incinerator Emission Monitors.
Author Ghorishi, S. B. ; Whitworth, W. E. ; Goldman, C. G. ; Waterland, L. R. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Jefferson, AR. Incineration Research Facility.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Mar 97
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-C4-0044; EPA/600/R-97/024;
Stock Number PB97-142871
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Air pollution monitors ; Performance tests ; Air pollution sampling ; Flame ionization ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Atomic absorption spectroscopy ; Chemical analysis ; Analytical methods ; Quality assurance ; Rotary kilns ; Combustion products ; Trace amounts ; Metals ; Mercury(Metal) ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Flue gases ; Emissions ; Concentration(Composition) ; Combustion efficiency ; Accuracy ; Continuous emission monitors ; Inductively coupled argon plasma spectroscopy ; Volatile organic compounds ; Semivolatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB97-142871 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/16/1997
Collation 194p
Ten prototypes of continuous emission monitors (CEMs) for measuring trace metal or trace organic species concentrations were tested. Of the 10 CEMs tested, four measured incinerator flue gas concentrations of several specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs), one measured total particulate-bound polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations, two measured flue gas concentrations of several (up to 14) trace metals, and three measured mercury concentrations. While the testing consisted of obtaining quantitative measurement data on the four measures of CEM performance checked in a relative accuracy test audit (RATA) as described in 40 CFR 60 Appendix F -- relative accuracy (RA), calibration drift (CD), zero drift (ZD), and response time - the primary project objective focused on the RA measurement. Four series of tests were performed, each simultaneously testing up to three monitors measuring the same or similar analyte type. Each test series consisted of performing triplicate Reference Method (RM) measurements at each of three target flue gas monitored analyte concentrations while the tested CEMs were in operation.