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Main Title Emissions assessment of conventional stationary combustion systems External combustion sources for electricity generation /
Author Shih, C. C. ; Orsini, R. A. ; Ackerman, D. G. ; Moreno, R. ; Moon, E. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Shih, C. C.
CORP Author TRW Environmental Engineering Div., Redondo Beach, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-81-003a; EPA-68-02-2197; EPA-600/7-81-003A; IERL-RTP-1125
Stock Number PB81-145195
OCLC Number 27137059
Subjects Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects ; Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Combustion gases--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Electric power plants ; Air pollution ; Environmental surveys ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Combustin products ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Flue gases ; Boilers ; Polycyclic compounds ; Water pollution ; Leakage ; Sources ; Trace elements ; Stationary sources ; Fugitive emissions ; Solid wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAM  TD888.E43E45 1980a Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 09/25/1998
NTIS  PB81-145195 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 456 p. ; 28 cm.
The report characterizes multimedia emissions from external combustion sources for electricity generation. Study results indicate that external combustion sources for electricity generation contribute significantly to the nationwide emissions burden. Flue gas emissions of NOx, SO2, and particulate matter from these sources account for approximately 50, 57, and 25%, respectively, of these pollutant emissions from all stationary sources. Additionally, flue gas emissions of sulfates and several trace elements from coal- and oil-fired utility boilers also require further attention. POM compounds in flue gas emissions are mostly naphthalene, phenanthrene, and pyrene. However, dobenz(a,h)anthracene and possibly benzo(a)pyrene, both active carcinogens, were detected at a limited number of coal-fired sites. A second major source of air emissions is vapors and drifts from cooling towers. Air emmissions of Cl, Mg, P, and sulfates from mechanical draft cooling towers were found to be comparable to flue gas emissions of these pollutants from oil-fired utility boilers. The multiple use of water in steam-electric plants results in wastewater streams from several operations. Overall, concentrations of Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, and P are at levels that may be harmful. Average organic levels ranged from 0.01 mg/l for ash pound effluents to 6.0 mg/l for boiler blowdown. No POMs were detected.
"November 1980." "EPA-600/S7-81-003a."