||Laboratory and field evaluation of a methodology for determination of hydrogen chloride emissions from municipal and hazardodus waste incinerators /
Steinsberger, S. C. ;
Margeson, J. H.
||Entropy Environmentalists, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Hydrogen chloride--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Environmental aspects--United States.
Hazardous materials ;
Hydrogen chloride ;
Air pollution ;
Chemical analysis ;
Gas analysis ;
Flue gases ;
Water pollution ;
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||83 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Laboratory and field studies were performed to develop and evaluate a sampling and analytical technique for measuring hydrogen chloride (HCl) from stationary sources. Studies were conducted in three phases (1) literature seach and development of a candidate sampling and analysis protocol, (2) laboratory evaluation and refinement of the protocol, and (3) field evaluation. A modified Method 6 sampling train was selected for sample collection due to its ease of operation, availability, and cost. An acidified water absorbing solution was identified for collecting HCl in the impingers. The acidified water solution was selected to minimize the potential for diatomic chlorine (Cl2) to interfere with the HCl determination. Ion chromatography was selected as the most suitable technique for the analysis of HCl. The laboratory phase evaluated the HCl collection efficiency of the sampling protocol and the distribution of Cl2 in the sampling train. A preliminary field test was included in the laboratory phase to indicate any further protocol modifications. A ruggedness test was designed to evaluate the effect of six variables that may be encountered when employing the sampling protocol. A field evaluation was conducted to determine the precision and estimate the accuracy of the sampling and analytical protocol. The candidate method was also employed to determine the bias and precision of two HCl continuous emission monitoring systems.
"April 1989." Microfiche.