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Document ID (ISN)56765
CIS number 91-1644
ISBN(s) 92-826-0502-7 (Eng); 92-826-0503-5 (fr)
Year 1991
Convention or series no. EUR 13196
Author(s) Thomas B.
Commission of the European Communities
Title Pollution at coke works
Original title Pollution dans les cokeries [in French]
Bibliographic information Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1991. ix, 53p. Illus. Price: ECU 6.25.
Abstract Report of investigations into the measurement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and bezene, toluene and xylene (BTX) in and around coke workers. PAH emission from 7 sources on a coking plant were documented and on old coke oven batteries the 2 major sources were shown to be the coke oven door and the charge hole lids; the level of emissions from modern plants with self-sealing doors was significantly lower than from older plants. The highest concentrations of BTX were found on the by-product plant, although the highest yields in terms of weight per tonne of coke produced were associated with the battery. Details are given of the sampling and analysis methods used.
Descriptors (primary) European Communities; aromatic hydrocarbons; benzene; toluene; coking plants; polycyclic hydrocarbons; atmospheric pollution; sampling and analysis; xylene
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; coke ovens; gas chromatography; air sampling; determination in air; dust measurement
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Environmental pollution
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Chemical industry