IMPACT OF AIRCRAFT EMISSIONS ON AIR QUALITY IN THE VICINITY OF AIRPORTS. VOLUME II. AN UPDATED MODEL ASSESSMENT OF AIRCRAFT GENERATED AIR POLLUTION AT LAX, JFK, AND ORD

This report documents the results of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality study which has been conducted to assess the impact of aircraft emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in the vicinity of airports. This assessment includes the results of recent modeling and monitoring efforts at Washington National (DCA), Los Angeles International (LAX), Dulles International (IAD), and Lakeland, Florida airports and an updated modeling of aircraft generated pollution at LAX, John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Chicago O'Hare (ORD) airports. The Airport Vicinity Air Pollution (AVAP) model which was designed for use at civil airports was used in this assessment. In addition the results of the application of the military version of the AVAP model the Air Quality Assessment Model (AQAM), are summarized. Both the results of the pollution monitoring analyses in Volume I and the modeling studies in Volume II suggest that: maximum hourly average 60 CO concentrations from aircraft are unlikely to exceed 5 parts per million (ppm) in areas of public exposure and are thus small in comparison to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard of 35 ppm; maximum hourly HC concentrations from aircraft can exceed 0.25 ppm over an area several times the size of the airport; and while annual average NO2 concentrations from aircraft are estimated to contribute only 10 to 20 percent of the NAAQS limit level.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume I, AD-A089 962.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  USA  60439

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Yamartino, R J
    • SMITH, D G
    • Bremer, S A
    • Heinold, D
    • Lamich, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA/EE-80-09B
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA77WAI-736
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2002 12:00AM