Science Inventory

SOURCE SAMPLING FINE PARTICULATE MATTER: A KRAFT PROCESS RECOVERY BOILER AT A PULP AND PAPER FACILITY, VOLUMES 1 AND 2

Citation:

Bursey, J. AND D. P. Dayton. SOURCE SAMPLING FINE PARTICULATE MATTER: A KRAFT PROCESS RECOVERY BOILER AT A PULP AND PAPER FACILITY, VOLUMES 1 AND 2. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA-600/R-03/099, 2003.

Impact/Purpose:

Fine particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter 2.5 m or less (PM-2.5) has been found harmful to human health, and a National Ambient Air Quality Standard for PM-2.5 was promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in July 1997. A national network of ambient monitoring stations has been established to assist in determining areas which do not meet the ambient standard for PM-2.5. For such areas, it is important to determine the major sources of PM-2.5. The chemical mass balance source-receptor model is used in this process. Such a model requires knowledge of the PM-2.5 chemical composition emitted from each significant source. The report provides a chemical composition profile for the PM-2.5 emitted from a recovery boiler at a pulp and paper mill utilizing the Kraft process. the recovery boiler utilizes "black liquor" (i.e., spent wood digestion liquor combined with pulp washing wastewater) as fuel. Control of particulate matter from the tested boiler was effected by two parallel electrostatic precipitators installed in the flue gas duct from the boiler. Along with the PM-2.5 emission profile, data are also provided for gas-phase emissions of several organic compounds. Gaseous reduced sulfur compound emissions were not included in this study. Data are presented both as mass emission factors (mass of emitted species per unit mass of fuel consumed) and as mass fraction composition, (e.g., mass fraction of individual components comprising the PM-2.5).

Description:

Fine particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter 2.5 m or less (PM-2.5) has been found harmful to human health, and a National Ambient Air Quality Standard for PM-2.5 was promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in July 1997. A national network of ambient monitoring stations has been established to assist in determining areas which do not meet the ambient standard for PM-2.5. For such areas, it is important to determine the major sources of PM-2.5. The chemical mass balance source-receptor model is used in this process. Such a model requires knowledge of the PM-2.5 chemical composition emitted from each significant source. The report provides a chemical composition profile for the PM-2.5 emitted from a recovery boiler at a pulp and paper mill utilizing the Kraft process. the recovery boiler utilizes "black liquor" (i.e., spent wood digestion liquor combined with pulp washing wastewater) as fuel. Control of particulate matter from the tested boiler was effected by two parallel electrostatic precipitators installed in the flue gas duct from the boiler. Along with the PM-2.5 emission profile, data are also provided for gas-phase emissions of several organic compounds. Gaseous reduced sulfur compound emissions were not included in this study. Data are presented both as mass emission factors (mass of emitted species per unit mass of fuel consumed) and as mass fraction composition, (e.g., mass fraction of individual components comprising the PM-2.5).

URLs/Downloads:

SOURCE SAMPLING FINE PARTICULATE MATTER: A KRAFT PROCESS RECOVERY BOILER AT A PULP AND PAPER FACILITY, VOLUMES 1   (PDF,NA pp, 11010 KB,  about PDF)

SOURCE SAMPLING FINE PARTICULATE MATTER: A KRAFT PROCESS RECOVERY BOILER AT A PULP AND PAPER FACILITY, VOLUMES 2   (PDF,NA pp, 4241 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 11/15/2003
Record Last Revised: 02/13/2019
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 87689