case study of selenium emissions from a coal-fired power plant
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case study of selenium emissions from a coal-fired power plant by J. G. Bolten

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Published by Rand in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English


  • Selenium compounds.,
  • Coal-fired power plants -- Environmental aspects.

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StatementJ.G. Bolten, S.A. Resetar.
SeriesRand note -- N-2387-EPRI, Rand publications series
ContributionsResetar, S. A., Electric Power Research Institute.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 102 p. :
Number of Pages102
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16541064M

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