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Title: PISCES field chemical emissions monitoring project: Site 21 emissions report

This report is one of a series sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute in the area of trace substance emissions from fossil-fuel power plants. This report presents the results of a sampling and analytical study to characterize trace substances emissions at Site 21. Site 21 is a pilot-scale electrostatic precipitator and wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system. The flue gas for the pilot unit is provided by an adjacent power plant boiler which bums a medium-sulfur bituminous, coal. The primary objective in the Site 21 sampling and analytical program was to quantify the various components of variance in the measurement of trace chemical species. In addition to the replicate sample trains typically conducted at previous PISCES field measurements, duplicate analyses and duplicate (simultaneous) sample trains were also conducted. This enabled the variance due to sampling, analytical, and process conditions to be estimated. The objective of this report is to transmit the detailed data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist the Agency in evaluating utility trace chemical emissions as well as the associated health risk impacts - as mandated in Title III of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. This report does not attempt to compare themore » results with other sites. An assessment of data from all plants that have been tested is presented in the Electric Utility Trace Substances Synthesis Report.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
226417
Report Number(s):
EPRI-TR-105625
TRN: 96:002831
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1995
Research Org:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Radian Corp., Austin, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; FLUE GAS; DESULFURIZATION; BITUMINOUS COAL; COMBUSTION; GASEOUS WASTES; SAMPLING; MERCURY; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS; EFFICIENCY; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; STACKS; PARTICULATES; STATISTICS; MASS SPECTRA; VOLATILE MATTER; METALS; SULFUR DIOXIDE; TRACE AMOUNTS