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Air Pollution Technology Branch

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Jacky Ann Rosati, Ph.D.
Chief, Air Pollution Technology Branch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division
E305-01, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-9429
Fax: 919-541-0554
Email: rosati.jacky@epa.gov

Office Projects/Activities

Federal Staff

Air Pollution Technology Branch (APTB) is part of EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD), and is located at Research Triangle Park, NC.

Combustion research has been conducted by APTB and its predecessors since the EPA's beginning.  APTB has been instrumental in the development and successful application of flue gas desulfurization systems on utility power plants.

APTB also applies its expertise in pollution formation and control to objectively evaluate control technologies for stationary sources of air pollution. Its unique in-house skills and facilities provide rapid response and long-term support for the Office of Research and Development's (ORD) scientific mission, agency policy formulation, program office regulatory development.  APTB is also committed to supporting state and regional office implementation.

Office Projects/Activities

Project Title PI Planned Product(s) Research Type Comments
Mercury Speciation and Control in Coal-Fired Boilers (WA-19) C.W. Lee Basic Research Data gathering and writing Journal papers
Evaluation of Dioxin Emissions Monitoring Systems C.W. Lee Abstract, Paper    
Homeland Security-Thermal Destruction of Surrogate Contaminants Adsorbed on Common Building C.W. Lee Abstract, Paper Basic Research  
Determining the relationship between temperature and air availability, and tar and synthesis gas production in a down draft, fixed bed biomass gasifier. C.W. Lee Journal Articles and/or conference Papers Basic Research  
Bench Scale Studies on the Adsorption/Desorption of Contaminants from Filter Media C.W. Lee Journal Articles and/or conference Papers Basic Research
Gasification of Biomass for NOx Reburning C.W. Lee Journal Articles and/or conference Papers Basic Research reporting phase
Enhancement of Mercury Oxidation on MPCRF C.W. Lee Abstract, Paper Basic Research WA approved 2/13/08
PM Emissions from Furnaces and Stationary Engines Bill Linak Journal Articles Basic Research  
Generations and delivery of Diesel Engine Emissions for Health Effects Studies Bill Linak Journal Articles Basic Research
Diesel PM Computational Toxicology Bill Linak Journal Articles Basic Research
Fuel Borne Catalyst PM Bill Linak Journal Articles Sampling & Analysis Report pending
PM Emissions using a Drop Tube Furnace Bill Linak Journal Articles Basic Research Journal Paper approved 1/16/08
Combustion Fine PM Bill Linak Journal Articles Basic Research WA approved 2/5/08
Combustion PM Measurements Bill Linak Journal Articles Basic Research Report pending
Combustion Particles Analysis Bill Linak Journal Articles Basic Research
XAFS Studies of Nickel and Sulfur Speciation Fuel Oil Fly-Ash Particulate Matters (ROFA PM) Bill Linak Journal Article Basic Research
Emissions form Biofuels in Boilers Andy Miller Journal Articles Sampling and Analysis WA reviewed 7/16/07;
Support to OAR Resolution of CAMR Hg Monitoring Implementation Issues (WA 2-31, 3-31) Jeff Ryan Field Test Reports, EPA Reference Methods, ORD Report, journal articles Basic Research Data Collection now complete as of 2/29/08, No report submitted for QA review, WA reviewed 2/8/2007. WAs 31 and 39 the same. WA 31 uses OAR funds.
Field Evaluation of Mercury CEMS at a Coal-Fired Power Plant (WA 2-39, 3-39) Jeff Ryan Field Test Reports, EPA Reference Methods, ORD Report, journal articles Basic Research Data Collection now complete as of 2/29/08, No report submitted for QA review, WA reviewed 2/8/2007. WAs 31 and 39 the same. WA 31 uses OAR funds.
Methods for Collection of BW Samples from Combustion Processes (WA 2-43, 3-43) Jeff Ryan Test Reports (Draft Test Method) Sampling & Analysis WA reviewed 2/23/2007. Data collection now complete. Test report and draft method in progress
Hg Measurements Laboratory and Field Testing Jeff Ryan Test Reports, ORD Guidance, journal articles Sampling & Analysis New QAPP now being prepared to reflect current work. This work still related to prior WAs.
Field Monitoring of Speciated Mercury Emissions at a Coal-Fired Power Plant using Hg CEMS Jeff Ryan Test Reports, journal articles Basic Research Joint project with NERL. QAPP approved by NERL. Field testing component now complete.
Organic Pollutant Formation from Combustion Brian Gullett Symposium Paper Method Development In progress
Characterization of Toxic Air Emissions from E-wastes and Others lame Retarded Waste Streams Brian Gullett Papers Basic Research WA reviewed. 7/6/06 QAPP being prepared
The Relationship between Specific Chlorophenols Congeners and PCDD/Fs Brian Gullett Journal Articles Basic Research Potentially one more paper on the way
Air Toxics from Combustion Sources Brian Gullett Papers Basic Research Papers being written
MDGC-TOFMS Analysis for Brominated Organics from E-Waste and Incinerator Samples Brian Gullett Journal Article Basic Research In progress
Evaluation of Dioxin Emission Monitoring Brian Gullett Papers Appplied Research Potentially one more paper on the way
Deconvoluting the Formation Pathways of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins/Dibenzofurans Brian Gullett Papers Basic Research Testing Done; Products still in-progress
Characterization of Toxic Air Emissions from E-wastes and Others flame Retarded Waste Streams Brian Gullett Papers Basic Research
Source and Ambient Air Monitoring for DoD Operations Brian Gullett Symposium Paper Applied Research On-going more products expected, WA reviewed 3/5/07
Experimental Determination of the Vapor Pressures of Hazardous Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SOC) Brian Gullett Papers Basic Research Sampling done, paper published. Another paper is in progressed
ORD Emissions Study on Burning Agricultural Plastics Brian Gullett Papers Basic Research WA approved 6/10/2008
Co2 Control Technologies in CUECost Model Nick Hutson Papers Basic Research WA Approved 9/7/2007
Sorbent Injection for Mercury Control on APPCD's Multi-pollutant Control Research Facility (MPCRF) Nick Hutson Journal Articles and/or conference Papers Basic Research
Development, Synthesis and Characterization of Sorbents for Control of Multiple Pollutants in Flue Gas Nick Hutson Journal Article Basic Research WA Approved 2/16/07
Testing of Advanced Hg and Multipollutant Sorbents in the Entrained Flow Reactor Nick Hutson Journal Article Basic Research WA approved 2/14/08
Investigation of Mercury Control in FGD Wet Scrubber Systems Nick Hutson Journal Articles and/or conference Papers Basic Research WA approved 2/14/08
Support for ORD/OIA Project with International Science & Technology Center (ISTC) Nick Hutson Journal Articles and/or Conference Papers Basic Research WA approved 4/8/2008

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