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Title: Some aspects of cadmium flow in the U. S

Abstract

A compartmental flow model developed at Purdue Univ. measured the simulated cadmium discharge to the environment from the following industrial facilities and processes: electroplating facilities; pigment manufacturing; plasticizer production; battery manufacturing; coal-fired power plants; steel production; sewage treatment plants; and municipal/commercial incinerators. The model also estimated cadmium flow for various waste treatment and disposal options associated with these sources. Annual cadmium consumption for a 10 yr period was assumed to be 5000 M ton and to increase by 280 M ton each year of the simulation period. Relative magnitudes of cadmium discharges from each source to major environmental and waste processing receptors are tabulated. The largest share of cadmium movement is attributed to the electroplating industry. (2 diagrams, 2 graphs, 42 references, 10 tables)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Purdue Univ
OSTI Identifier:
5646599
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environ. Health Perspect.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CADMIUM; POLLUTION; POLLUTION SOURCES; FLOW MODELS; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; INDUSTRY; ELEMENTS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; METALS; WASTES; 500200* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510200 - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Yost, K.J. Some aspects of cadmium flow in the U. S. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1289/ehp.79285.
Yost, K.J. Some aspects of cadmium flow in the U. S. United States. doi:10.1289/ehp.79285.
Yost, K.J. Thu . "Some aspects of cadmium flow in the U. S". United States. doi:10.1289/ehp.79285.
@article{osti_5646599,
title = {Some aspects of cadmium flow in the U. S},
author = {Yost, K.J.},
abstractNote = {A compartmental flow model developed at Purdue Univ. measured the simulated cadmium discharge to the environment from the following industrial facilities and processes: electroplating facilities; pigment manufacturing; plasticizer production; battery manufacturing; coal-fired power plants; steel production; sewage treatment plants; and municipal/commercial incinerators. The model also estimated cadmium flow for various waste treatment and disposal options associated with these sources. Annual cadmium consumption for a 10 yr period was assumed to be 5000 M ton and to increase by 280 M ton each year of the simulation period. Relative magnitudes of cadmium discharges from each source to major environmental and waste processing receptors are tabulated. The largest share of cadmium movement is attributed to the electroplating industry. (2 diagrams, 2 graphs, 42 references, 10 tables)},
doi = {10.1289/ehp.79285},
journal = {Environ. Health Perspect.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 28,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}