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Main Title A test method for the measurement of methanol emissions from stationary sources /
Author Pate, B. A. ; Peterson, M. R. ; Rickman, E. E. ; Jayanty, R. K. M.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/R-94/080; EPA-68-D1-0009
Stock Number PB94-170297
Subjects Flue gases--Measurement. ; Methanol--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Methanol ; Emissions ; Air pollution control ; Pulp mills ; Flue gases ; Paper mills ; Test methods ; Stationary sources ; Field tests ; Chemical analysis ; Air sampling ; Waste processing ; Performance evaluation ; Quality control ; Bias ; Scrubbers ; Vents ; Sorbents ; Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-170297 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 5 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Methanol was designated under Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 as a pollutant to be regulated. A test method has been developed for the measurement of methanol emissions from stationary sources. The methanol sampling train (MST) consists of a glass-lined heated probe, two condensate knockout traps, and three sorbent cartridges packed with Anasorb 747. The Anasorb samples were desorbed with a 1:1 mixture of carbon disulfide and N,N-dimethylformamide. All samples were analyzed by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection. Following laboratory testing, field tests of the MST and the National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) sampling method for methanol were conducted at two pulp and paper mills. In accordance with EPA Methol 301, two pairs of trains were run in parallel for six runs, collecting a total of 24 samples by each method. During each run, half of the trains were spiked with a known amount of methanol. The sampling location at the first test was an inlet vent to a softwood bleach plant scrubber where the methanol concentration was about 30 ppm. A second field test was conducted at the vent of a black liquor oxidation tank where the methanol concentration was about 350 ppm. Samples were shown to be stable for at least 2 weeks after collection.
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. "July 1994." "EPA/600/R-94-080." "Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, NC"--Cover. Microfiche.