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Main Title Source emission tests at the Baltimore demonstration pyrolysis facility /
Author Haslbeck, John L., ; McCoy, Billy C.
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Author Title of a Work
McCoy, Billy C.,
CORP Author TRW Environmental Engineering Div., Vienna, VA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-232; EPA-68-01-2988
Stock Number PB-292 113
OCLC Number 04753758
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Pyrolysis--Environmental aspects--Maryland--Baltimore. ; Refuse and refuse disposal--Environmental aspects--Maryland--Baltimore.
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Flue gases ; Combustion products ; Sources ; Sulfur dioxide ; Pyrolysis ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Sulfur trioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Hydrogen chloride ; Hydrogen fluoride ; Hydrocarbons ; Metals ; Trace elements ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tables(Data) ; Maryland ; Pyrolysis incineration ; Refuse derived fuels ; Baltimore(Maryland)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/7-78-232 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/22/1998
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-232 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EJED  EPA 600/7-78/232 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 02/11/2005
EKAM  EPA-600/7-78-232 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/19/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-232 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/12/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-232 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-292 113 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 vi, 80 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
TRW was retained by EPA/IERL Cincinnati in May of 1976 to conduct source emission tests at a solid waste treatment plant in Baltimore, Maryland. The plant is designed to recover low-grade fossil fuel from non-toxic solid waste by the use of a process known as pyrolysis. When plant construction was completed in January, 1975, it was determined that the pollutant control equipment did not meet particulate emission standards. This necessitated a comprehensive test program designed to quantify the extent of the pollution and evaluate the environmental impact of this plant. The test program was designed to measure the following flue gas parameters; particulate; SO2/SO3;NO(x);HCl:HF; total hydrocarbons; hydrocarbon compounds exceeding 1% of the total hydrocarbon value, but not more than 20; and trace metals. Atmospheric diffusion models were employed to assess the environmental impact of both the existing plant configuration and the proposed pollution control system. The proposed system consists of an electro-static precipitator exhausting to a 220 ft stack. Results of this analysis indicate that the proposed pollution control system represents a considerable improvement over the existing system, particularly in the sense that it should completely eliminate the downwash problem.
"December 1978." "Contract No. 68-01-2988." "Project Officer W. W. Liberick, Jr., Energy Systems Environmental Control Division." Includes bibliographical references.