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Air Emissions Factors and Quantification

AP 42, Fifth Edition, Volume I Chapter 6: Organic Chemical Process Industry

6.0 Introduction to Organic Chemical Process Industry (1 pg, 10 KAbout PDF)
6.1 Carbon Black

 6.2 Adipic Acid

 6.3 Explosives

 6.4 Paint & Varnish

 6.5 Phthalic Anhydride

 6.6 Introduction to Plastics

6.6.1 Polyvinyl Chloride

6.6.2 Poly(ethylene terephthalate)

6.6.3 Polystyrene

6.6.4 Polypropylene

 6.7 Printing Ink

 6.8 Soap and Detergents

 6.9 Synthetic Fibers

 6.10 Synthetic Rubber

 6.11 Terephthalic Acid

 6.12 Lead Alkyl

 6.13 Pharmaceuticals Production

 6.14 Maleic Anhydride

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