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Main Title Characteristics of Mercury Emissions at a Chlor-Alkali Plant. Volume 1: Final Report and Appendices A-E. Volume 2: Appendices F-J.
Author Kinsey, J. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
Publisher Jan 2002
Year Published 2002
Report Number NRMRL-RTP-236A;
Stock Number PB2003-100241
Additional Subjects Emissions ; Mercury(Metal) ; Chemical plant ; Air pollution control ; Chemical industry ; Chlorine ; Hazardous materials ; Sodium carbonates ; Sodium hydroxides ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air flow ; Buildings ; Environmental impacts ; Data analysis ; Air pollution sampling ; Monitoring ; Implementation ; Olin Corporation ; National Risk Management Research Laboratory
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NTIS  PB2003-100241 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/24/2003
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Abstract
Current estimates indicate that up to 160 short tons (146 Mg) of mercury (Hg) is consumed by the chlor-alkali industry each year. Very little quantitative information is currently available, however, on the actual Hg losses from these facilities. The Hg cell building roof vent is considered to be the most significant potential emission point in chlor-alkali plants, especially when the cells are opened for maintenance. Because of their potential importance, chlor-alkali plants have been identified as needing more accurate measurements of Hg emissions. To obtain a better understanding of the fate of Hg within their manufacturing process, the Olin Corporation voluntarily agreed to cooperate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a comprehensive study of the Hg emissions from their Augusta, GA, facility, in collaboration with other members of the Chlorine Institute representing the active chlor-alkali plants in the United States.