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Title: {open_quotes}Methods for the determination of the Clean Air Act Title III metallic HAPS in coal

The Clean Air Act was amended in 1990 and additional requirements were added to Title III {open_quotes}Air Toxics.{close_quotes} Title III identified one hundred eighty-nine hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) and Congress directed the EPA to study the effects of emissions of these HAPS on public health and the environment. EPA is to report to Congress in the fall of 1995 concerning their findings and make recommendations regarding fossil fuel fired combustion units. The outcome of the EPA recommendations will be of great interest to coal producers and users. Of the one hundred eighty-nine listed HAPS, eleven are trace metals found in coal. The producers and users may be required to analyze coal for these HAPS, to determine if selective mining and/or beneficiation can lower their occurrence, to determine their fate in the combustion process, etc. Indeed many coal companies have begun to study their reserves to aid the EPA investigation. Currently there are no EPA promulgated test methodologies for these elements in coal. Moreover, the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) does not provide standards for the analyses of all of the eleven HAPS either. In view of this lack of standardized analytical protocols the commercial laboratory is left with findingmore » the best methods for meeting these analytical needs. This paper describes how Standard Laboratories, Inc. as a whole and particularly its Environmental Laboratory Division has met this need.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Standard Laboratories, Inc., Evansville, IN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
83305
Report Number(s):
CONF-9505231-
TRN: 95:005245-0015
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11. international coal testing conference, Lexington, KY (United States), 10-12 May 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of 11th International coal testing conference. Volume XI; PB: 108 p.
Publisher:
Vanguard Solutions, Inc., Ashland, KY (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; QUALITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; ANTIMONY; ARSENIC; BERYLLIUM; TRACE AMOUNTS; CADMIUM; CHROMIUM; COBALT; LEAD; MANGANESE; MERCURY; NICKEL; SELENIUM