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RECORD NUMBER: 271 OF 3655
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Characterization of emissions from the simulated open-burning of non-metallic automobile shredder residue /|
|Author||Ryan, J. V. ; Lutes, C. C.|
|CORP Author||Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA-600/R-93-044; 68-DO-0141; EPA-68-DO-0141|
|Additional Subjects||Residues ; Combustion products ; Air pollution control ; Automobiles ; Scrap ; Glass ; Plastics ; Elastomers ; Shredders ; Emission ; Aerosols ; Stockpiles ; Earth fills ; Air pollution sampling ; Volatile organic compounds ; Carbon dioxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Nitrogen oxide ; Metals ; Cadmium ; Lead(Metal) ; Fluff ; Stationary sources|
|Collation||v. 73 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The report gives results of a study in which the open combustion of a non-metallic waste product called 'fluff' was simulated and the resulting emissions collected and characterized to gain insight into the types and quantities of these air pollutants. (NOTE: The reclamation process for recyclable ferrous and non-ferrous metals from scrap automobiles generates fluff consisting of a combination of glass, plastics, rubber, wood products, and electrical wiring. The waste product is often stockpiled or landfilled. A number of the stockpiles have caught fire, resulting in the emission of many air pollutants). Samples were collected and analyzed for volatile and semivolatile organics, particulate, and metal aerosols. Typical combustion process gases--carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, oxygen, and unburned hydrocarbons--were monitored continuously. Of 11 metal aerosols characterized, cadmium, copper, lead, and zinc were found in significant quantities.
"March 1993." "EPA-600/R-93-044." "EPA Contract no. 68-DO-0141." "EPA Project officer : Paul M. Lemieux." "Final report."