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Main Title Armstrong Project: Evaluation and Comparison of U.S. and EU Reference Methods for Measurment of Mercury, Heavy Metals, PM 2.5 and PM 10 Emissions from Fossil-Fired Power Plants.
Author N. Sarunac
CORP Author Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. Energy Research Center.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Detroit Edison Co., MI.; Electric Power Research Inst., Washington, DC.
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2010-116051
Additional Subjects Mercury ; Metals ; Particulates ; Emission ; Fossil fuel power plants ; Electric power generation ; Energy use ; Air pollution monitoring ; Pollution sources ; Measurement ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur oxides ; Regulations ; Evaluation
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NTIS  PB2010-116051 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/21/2011
Collation 313p
Abstract
As the U.S. and world population grows, energy use increases. Increased energy usage requires an increase in electric power generation, which constitutes one of the major components of the total energy needs. Increased power generation from fossil-fired power plants also results in increased emissions of pollutants, such as NOx, SOx, Hg, heavy metals and particulate matter (PM). Pollution emissions are regulated by Government rules and regulations, which typically require continuous measurement of emissions and periodic calibration of the continuous emission monitoring system (CEMs) using approved reference methods. Instrumentation, techniques, and reference methods for the measurement of NOx and SOx emissions are mature technologies, with well established procedures, accuracy and reliability. Of the 189 substances designated hazardous air pollutants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mercury (Hg) has attracted significant attention in the world due to its increased levels in the environment and well-documented food chain transport and bio-accumulation.