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dc.contributor.advisorMarrero, T. R. (Thomas Raphael), 1936-eng
dc.contributor.authorWilbur, Emilyeng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 21, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Thomas Marrero.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to determine the regulatory requirements necessary for constructing calcium carbide manufacturing plants. Material and thermal balances were made on the basis of biomass as a substitute for typical carbon raw materials. The calcium carbide plant design was adapted from a novel concept that gasifies biomass in three stages to form the carbon raw material. Emission rates to air were calculated using comparable emission factors to determine compliance to current State of Missouri air pollution regulations. The results show that the emissions associated with the calcium carbide plant allow for 1,657 tons per year of production for a true de minimis source, without the need for a construction or operating permit. For higher levels of production, a de minimis, minor or major permit is required with the addition of control devices. The results of this thesis are significant for the design and operation of a pilot or permanent calcium carbide manufacturing plant because permitting of air emissions is necessary prior to the start of any construction activities.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentviii, 82 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb7948086xeng
dc.identifier.oclc649427055eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8114
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8114eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theseseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshCalcium carbide industry -- Licenseseng
dc.subject.lcshFactories -- Design and constructioneng
dc.subject.lcshAir -- Pollution -- Standardseng
dc.titleAir permit for the construction and operation of a calcium carbide manufacturing planteng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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