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Main Title Review of concurrent mass emission and opacity measurements for coal-burning utility and industrial boilers /
Author Brennan, R. J. ; Dennis, Richard ; Roeck, D. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dennis, Richard,
Roeck, Douglas R.
CORP Author GCA Corp., Bedford, MA. GCA Technology Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-062; GCA-TR-80-3-G; EPA-68-02-2607
Stock Number PB80-187420
OCLC Number 08356564
Subjects Transmissometers ; Combustion--Measurement ; Boiler-making industry
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Particles ; Opacity ; Boilers ; Electric power plants ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Fly ash ; Electrostatic precipitation ; Air filters ; Sampling ; Transmissometers ; Mass ; Coal fired power plants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/7-80-062 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/11/1997 STATUS
EJBD  EPA-600/7-80-062 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/28/2007
EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-062 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/16/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA-600/7-80-062 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-062 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-187420 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 86 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of concurrent particulate emissions and opacity measurements based on visual observations and/or in-stack transmissometry for more than 400 compliance, acceptance, or experimental tests on coal-fired utility and industrial boilers. The sampling, which includes a capacity range of a few to several hundred megawatts and typical firing methods (pulverized, stoker, and cyclone), in most cases reflects flyash control by electrostatic precipitation, although filters or mechanical collectors were used at a few installations. All opacity measurements were standardized to their equivalent values for a 4 m (13.0 ft) diameter stack before being compared with their corresponding particulate emissions, the latter expressed as actual grams per cubic meter. No discernible correlations applicable to all sources were observed, although some modest (but apparently significant) correlations were noted on an individual source basis. Report findings were sufficiently encouraging to warrant further analyses relating to in-stack transmissometer measurements.
Chiefly tables. "GCA Technology Division." "March 1980." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2607, task no. 19, program element no. INE830."