DEMONSTRATION OF REDUCED HYDROCARBON EMISSIONS FROM GASOLINE LOADING TERMINALS
The report gives results of test work to demonstrate the effectiveness of hydrocarbon oxidation for reducing emissions from a gasoline truck loading terminal in Philadelphia that pumps about 2 million barrels of gasoline per year. Major objectives of the program were to determine control efficiency, to observe operational characteristics, and to compare this installation with other known systems. Tests run during each of the four seasons showed that the oxidizer safely and efficiently disposes of 99+% of the vapor it receives, even in extremely cold weather when the air-gasoline vapor mixture is in the flammable range. Initially, a large portion of the vapor from the trucks was not reaching the oxidizer, primarily because of blockage caused by liquid carryover to the vapor collection system. After this was corrected, collection and disposal of the vapor exceeded 90%. High efficiency and low flame temperatures of the oxidizer limit formation of emissions.
Amoco Oil CompanyResearch and Development Department
Naperville, IL USA
National Environmental Research CenterControl Systems Laboratory
Res Triangle Park, NC USA
- Walker, D C
- Husa, H W
- Ginsburgh, I
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 55 p.
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Cargo handling equipment; Cost effectiveness; Economic efficiency; Gasoline; Hydrocarbons; Loading and unloading; Oxidation; Service stations; Tank trucks; Testing; Truck loading facilities
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency
- Old TRIS Terms: Loading procedure
- Subject Areas: Economics; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00092653
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/650/2-75/042 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: EPA-68-02-1314
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM