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Main Title Study to Evaluate and Improve EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Reference Method 16.
Author Ferguson, Bruce B. ; Knoll, Joseph E. ;
CORP Author Harmon Engineering and Testing, Auburn, AL.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-68-02-3215; EPA-600/4-82-043;
Stock Number PB83-165571
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Sulfur inorganic compounds ; Pulp mills ; Sulfate pulping ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Scrubbing ; Carbon dioxide ; Sulfur dioxide ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Sampling ; Calibrating ; Laboratory equipment ; EPA method 16 ; Air pollution detection ; Carbonyl sulfide ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-165571 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 68p
Abstract A modification to EPA Reference Method 16 was developed to eliminate known deficiencies in the analysis of total reduced sulfur (TRS) from stationary sources at kraft pulp mills. The modifications include: (1) The addition of a cold, citrate buffer gas scrubbing solution at the source, (2) The elimination of the need for a heated sample system and a dilution system, (3) Elimination of the need for two GC systems, (4) Changing the GC separation columns and valving to eliminate interference from CO2, COS, and SO2, (5) Finding a method for checking the linearity of the calibration curve. The proposed method was field evaluated by testing a lime kiln, a recovery boiler, and a smelt dissolving tank vent at a kraft pulp mill. The proposed method produced accurate results from each source.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept..
PUB Date Free Form May 82
Category Codes 7D; 68A; 99A
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
Primary Description 600/08
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 307825351
Origin NTIS
Type CAT