The baking of semi-finished graphite products in a tunnel furnace is the source of many air pollutants present in both the gaseous and solid phases. The goal of this study was to assess emission rates into the air of the substances such as: CO, NOx, SO2, H2S, CH4, aliphatic hydrocarbons up to C6, benzene and its homologues (BTEX), total dust and tar substances, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contained in the dust. The research showed a small time-dependence of the emission rates for the majority of the substances analysed, which is, to a large extent, a result of the long baking time of the semi-finished products and the character of the furnace heating curve. The concentrations of the analysed substances in exhaust gases were in the majority of cases at a low level, except for BTEX and PAHs.
- carbon and graphite industry,
- carbon and graphite products,
- baking of semi-finished products,
- tunnel furnace,
- air pollutants,
- stack emissions
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