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Main Title Criteria for assessment of environmental pollutants from coal cleaning processes /
Author Ewing, R. A. ; Cornaby, B. W. ; Van Voris, P. ; Zuck, J. C. ; Raines, G. E. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Ewing, R. A.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600/7-79-140; EPA-68-02-2163
Stock Number PB80-102791
OCLC Number 08330903
Subjects Coal preparation. ; Air--Pollution--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States.
Additional Subjects Coal preparation ; Environmental surveys ; Assessments ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Public health ; Desulfurization ; Concentration(Composition) ; Field tests ; Ranking ; Ecology ; Forecasting ; Regulations ; Standards ; Transport properties ; Toxicity ; Sources ; Air pollution abatement ; Land pollution ; Path of pollutants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAM  600/7-79/140 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/21/1995
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-140 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-140 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-140 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-102791 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xii, 189 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes the development of criteria for assessing environmental pollutants associated with coal cleaning processes. The primary problem concerns emissions of pollutants to all three media--air, water, and land--and assessing their effects on humans and the environment. Pollutants associated with coal cleaning are primarily inorganic compounds associated with the ash fraction. Lists of potential pollutants from coal cleaning and utilization, containing hundreds of entries, have been proposed. Selected for investigation were 51 elements and 23 substances or groups of substances. The major criterion for ranking the importance of any pollutant is the relationship between its expected environmental concentration and the maximum concentration which presents no long-term hazard to humans or biota. Environmental concentrations depend on emission rates and the effects of physical transport and dispersion. Although these data will ultimately come from field measurements, for now they must be estimated. Methodology for these estimates are reviewed; the methodology is well developed and little further development appears necessary. Ecological transport and distribution is much less well developed: investigation shows large data gaps for many elements and species. Illustrative data are presented for eight of the more important trace elements.
"Battelle-Columbus." "Contract no. 68-02-2163, task no. 242, program element no. EHE623A." "June 1979." Includes bibliographical references.