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Main Title Source Category Survey: Secondary Copper Smelting and Refining Industry.
Author Snyder, Michael K. ; Shobe, Franklin D. ;
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Emission Standards and Engineering Div.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-68-02-3059; EPA-450/3-80-11;
Stock Number PB80-192750
Additional Subjects Smelters ; Refineries ; Standards ; Air pollution ; Sources ; Surveys ; Regulations ; State government ; Process charting ; Particles ; Sulfur dioxide ; Copper smelters ; Air pollution abatement ; New source performance standards ; State implementation plans
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-192750 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 67p
This report presents the results of a survey of the secondary copper smelting and refining industry to determine the probable impact of the development of new source performance standards under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. The surveyed industry processes copper scrap to produce pure copper or copper alloy, other than brass and bronze. Secondary copper foundries, which melt and cast high-quality copper scrap without refining it, are excluded. Primary copper smelters and refiners, which produce copper from ore, are also excluded, although they also process copper scrap. Process, emissions, and economic data were gathered by literature searches, contacts with representatives of the industry, trade associations, federal government agencies, and state and local air pollution control agencies, and visits to two plants. The industry's production processes, actual and allowable air emissions, and emission control systems are described. State and local emission regulations are compared. Production and capacity are projected to 1989 and the impact of new source performance standards is assessed.