The emission of fine particulates (0.01-2 micron) from industrial emission sources was statistically investigated with respect to data acquisition, particle size distribution, fractional efficiency of control methods, defined sources, emission projections, particulate sampling, and effects on human health, animals, and atmospheric modifications. Industrial emission sources included stationary combustion of coal, fuel, oil, and natural gas (power plants), crushed stone processes, iron and steel plants, (furnaces), kraft pulp mills, cement plants and kilns, asphalt plants, ferroalloys processing, lime plants, carbon black, coal preparation plants, petroleum units, municipal incinerators, fertilizer and grain processes, dryers, iron foundries, cupolas, and acids. Mobile emission sources included motor vehicles, aircraft, railroads, and water transport. Efficiency curves for electrostatic precipitators, fabric filters, scrubbers, cyclones, and multiclones were derived. Sampling devices included impactors, thermal precipitators, electrostatic precipitators, particle-size distribution analyzers, microparticle classifiers, counters, differential sedimentation techniques, and microscopic measurements. Atmosphere modifications due to particulates emissions were determined as weather pattern modifications, light scattering, decreased visibility, association with smoke plumes, and change in air compositions. Projections of particulate emissions to the year 2000 are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Midwest Research Institute

    Environmental Sciences Section
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64110
  • Authors:
    • Shannon, J J
    • Gorman, P G
  • Publication Date: 1971-8-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 335 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MRI PROJ 3326-C
  • Contract Numbers: CPA-22-69-104
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1974 12:00AM