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Title: Cotton gin particulate matter emissions-No. 1 lint cleaner

item Whitelock, Derek
item BUSER, MICHAEL - Oklahoma State University
item Boykin Jr, James
item Holt, Gregory

Submitted to: ASABE Annual International Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/31/2012
Publication Date: 7/31/2012
Citation: Whitelock, D.P., Buser, M.D., Boykin Jr, J.C., Holt, G.A. 2012. Cotton gin particulate matter emissions-No. 1 lint cleaner. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Presentation Only; Number 121337149.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Due to EPA’s implementation of more stringent standards for particulate matter (PM) with an effective diameter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) and the limited availability of PM2.5 emissions data, the cotton ginners’ associations across the cotton belt agreed that there is an urgent need to collect gin emission data. An ambitious sampling campaign was conducted during the ginning seasons from 2008 to 2011, where every process stream emission point at seven cotton gins across the cotton belt was source sampled using EPA methods for total suspended particulate, PM10, and PM2.5. This paper summarizes the information and emissions data collected for the No.1 Lint Cleaner process stream.