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Main Title Field testing of emission controls for asbestos manufacturing waste piles /
Author Harwood, Colin F. ; Ase., Paul K.
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Ase, Paul K.,
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, Ill.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrail Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-098; IITRI-C6338-15; EPA-68-02-1872
Stock Number PB-270 081
OCLC Number 04286087
Subjects Asbestos cement. ; Asbestos--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Asbestos ; Cements ; Solid waste disposal ; Field tests ; Cost analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Waste disposal ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Earth fills ; Chemical analysis ; Chemical stabilization ; Vegetation ; Soils ; Baghouses ; Fugitive emissions
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EJAD  EPA 600/2-77-098 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/02/2000
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-098 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/26/2011
EJED  EPA 600/2-77-098 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/16/1999
EKAM  TD172.E46 600 1977, no.98 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 11/20/1998
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-098 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-098 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-098 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-270 081 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation x, 136 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abatement of fugitive emissions from asbestos cement waste disposal activities has been studied. The primary sources of asbestos emissions are, (1) transfer of baghouse fines to the dump, (2) crushing and leveling of waste on the fines, (3) active dump areas, (4) inactive dump areas. The emission control options used in other industries were reviewed. Those applicable to asbestos cement waste were analyzed for cost effectiveness using engineering estimation techniques applied to a model typical plant. It was estimated that bagging of the fine waste would reduce dumping emissions by 80%, while a soil-vegetative cover would reduce the long-term emissions by 90%. Application of the three control options would reduce the emissions by 87% at a total annual cost of $17,850 for the model typical plant. Field testing of the control options indicated that the assumptions made were reasonable and that the emissions were in line with those predicted. Background asbestos levels in the ambient air were found to be high and to exist both upwind and downwind of the plant for considerable distances (10 km). Emissions from small test plots were too low to be measured but the stability of the chemically stabilized and the soil-vegetated covers were excellent. Despite the high alkalinity of asbestos waste (pH 12), vegetation was grown on the soil to give a 95% cover, far in excess of the coverage required to prevent soil erosion.
"May 1977". Project no. C6338, EPA contract no. 68-02-1872. Submitted by the IIT Research Institute. "EPA-600/2-77-098". Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-135).