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Main Title Source assessment : Polyvinyl chloride /
Author Khan, Z. S. ; Hughes., T. W.
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Hughes, T. W.
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/2-78/004I; MRC-DA-700; EPA-68-02-1874
Stock Number PB-283 395
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Chemical industry ; Polyvinyl chloride ; Sources ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Design criteria ; Sites ; Air pollution control ; Trends ; Forecasting ; Emission factors
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NTIS  PB-283 395 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report summarizes data on air emissions from the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry. PVC is manufactured by 20 companies at 35 plants. Each plant uses one or more of four possible polymerization processes: (1) suspension polymerization, (2) emulsion polymerization, (3) bulk polymerization, and (4) solution polymerization. A representative PVC plant was defined to assess the severity of emissions from this industry. Source severity, defined as the ratio of the time-averaged maximum ground level concentration of a pollutant to a hazard potential, was calculated for 16 chemical species emitted from a representative plant. The two largest severities were 970 for vinyl chloride and 1.9 for PVC. Control technology for hydrocarbons includes adsorption, absorption, refrigeration, incineration, stripping, purging of equipment with inert gas or water, and control of fugitive emissions.
Contract no. 68-02-1874. Issued May 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-82). Microfiche.