STUDY OF THE EMISSIONS FROM MAJOR AIR POLLUTION SOURCES AND THEIR ATMOSPHERIC INTERACTIONS

The report presents trace element analyses of size-graded particulates from coal- and oil-fired power plants, municipal incinerators, airports, highways, and continental background. Ground level and airborne surveys of power plant plumes have included measurements of condensation nuclei and sulfur dioxide along with observations with an integrating nephelometer and a mass monitor. Other airborne plume surveys investigated interactions between ozone and nitrogen oxides in power plant plumes. Laboratory determinations were made of the kinetic constants of 30 chemical reactions of possible importance in atmospheric chemistry. The design of a laser probe for measuring concentrations of OH radicals in air is reported. Comparisons are reported of the relative performance of different types of cascade impactors. Analytical methodology is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    College Park, MD  USA  20742

    National Science Foundation

    Division of Advanced Environmental Research and Technology
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Gordon, G E
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Pagination: 351 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Prog. Rpt., NSF/RA/E-74-059
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-36338
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM