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Main Title Initial assessment of emissions from heat setting carpet yarn /
Author McMinn, B. ; Ocamb, D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ocamb, D.
CORP Author TRC Environmental Corp., Chapel Hill, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Control Technology Center.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Control Technology Center,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/161; CH-93-27; EPA-68-D2-0181
Stock Number PB93-229862
Subjects Rug and carpet industry--Environmental aspects. ; Yarn--Effect of temperature on.
Additional Subjects Air pollution detection ; Carpets ; Manufacturing ; Textile industry ; Synthetic fibers ; Wool ; Heating ; Volatilization ; Opacity ; Raw materials ; Air pollution control ; Heat set emissions
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-229862 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 53 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The report presents the results of an initial assessment of emissions generated during the processing and heat setting of carpet yarn. One step in the manufacture of carpet is the heat setting of the carpet yarns. Air emissions from some heat setting machines have resulted in reported opacities in the range of 40 to 60 percent. These emissions are believed to be attributed to the volalization of some of the lubricants, sizes, and finishes which have been applied to the carpet fibers. Chapter 2 characterizes the carpet yarn manufacturing industry and provides a general description of the raw materials these facilities use, the products manufactured, and the markets served. Chapter 2 also provides a description of the carpet yarn processing steps, including heat setting operations, and the equipment associated with each step. The heat setting emissions and potential control opportunities are identifed and characterized in Chapter 3. The report also includes an appendix which contains copies of the trip reports for the two carpet yarn facilities visited during the course of the Work Assignment.
"EPA-600/R-93-161." "August 1993." Microfiche.