Accession Number:

ADA022844

Title:

Fume Emissions from Coal-Tar Pitch.

Descriptive Note:

Technical manuscript,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

This study was intended to characterize the chemical and physical nature of coal-tar fumes emitted from spreading applications of coal tar and to determine a first estimate of the emission factor for coal-tar fumes under conditions similar to those found in the field. Three separate experiments were performed. The first resulted in the determination of a coal-tar fume particle size distribution. The second experiment resulted in the identification of the primary compounds found in collected tar fumes and a determination of their relative concentration. The third resulted in an estimate of coal-tar fume emission rates under various air flow conditions. These results may permit determination of the potential hazards to workers health and air quality associated with coal-tar-pitch products. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE