Rao, B P S and Ankam, S and Ansari, F and Gavane, A G and Kumar, Animesh and Pandit, V I and Nema, P (2005) MONITORING OF HYDROCARBON EMISSIONS IN A PETROLEUM REFINERY. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 108. pp. 123-132.

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In a petroleum refinery the hydrocarbon emissions which are mostly fugitive in nature are emitted from process, offsites and periodic accidental releases such as: aterials storage & handling, process, equipment leaks, solvent evaporation, combustion sources, waste treatment etc. In India, the monitoring of such emissions in a refinery are limited as also the standards are not set for its limit in ambient air. Hence there is an urgent need for generating a database for such emissions. Recently in India, MoEF/CPCB has set some guidelines under CREP rules for monitoring such emissions in a refinery. A detailed monitoring of the hydrocarbon emissions from different sources in a typical 10.5 MMTPA Indian refinery is undertaken during 1999–2001 and the results are presented. It is observed that the storage tank emissions alongwith process leaks form the major contributor towards fugitive hydrocarbon emissions. Keywords: fugitive hydrocarbon emissions

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Air Pollution
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Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 07:03
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URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/162

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