SIMPLIFIED METHOD FOR EVALUATION OF CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR REVISION OF STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

A method is presented for demonstrating the effect of transportation control strategies and the degree of control needed to attain national ambient air quality standards by 1982, as mandated by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977. The emphasis is on the use of emission-concentration relationships to predict the average, rather than the maximum, concentration expected at a particular location in a given year. The statistical relation between the average concentration and the maximum is used to predict the corresponding maximum. This relation is calibrated by using all of the monitored data in the region of interest. The limitations associated with simulation modeling are minimized and the method is applicable to transportation planning methods. Carbon monoxide data collected for 8 h in the Seattle-Puget Sound region of Washington is used for illustration. The method may be applicable to oxidant control strategies. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 8-12
  • Monograph Title: Impact of air quality control measures
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029619
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM