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Main Title Compound Forms of Fossil Fuel Fly Ash Emissions.
Author Henry, William M. ; Knapp, Kenneth T. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-005;
Stock Number PB80-194624
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Particles ; Inorganic compounds ; Air pollution ; Electric power plants ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Sampling ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Extraction ; Fly ash ; Fossil fuels ; Reprints ; Air pollution detection ; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
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NTIS  PB80-194624 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
A methodology for identifying inorganic compounds in particulate emissions from fossil fuel combustion processes is described. Samples collected from power plants burning coal and oil fuels of different compositions provided a typical range of fly ashes for the investigations. Elemental (cation/anion) determinations of these samples were used to guide the compound methodology work. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) was the main technique used for compound identification. Water extractions of the samples proved to be effective for separating soluble sulfate compounds from insoluble oxides and silicates, and this reduced the complexity of the compound forms remaining in the water soluble and water insoluble phases. A library of FT-IR reference spectra, prepared and stored for ready recall, was found essential for identification of compound species.