AN ESTIMATION OF RIVER TOWBOAT AIR POLLUTION IN SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI

The study gives an estimate of river towboat air pollution emissions for the St. Louis Air Pollution Study area. No emissions from secondary sources or from recreational boating on the river of other areas are considered. The emission estimate is based primarily on river traffic data taken by the Corps of Engineers at Lock 27 near St. Louis and on exhaust emission factors of similar engines of the Coast Guard fleet and railroad locomotives. The emissions are given for each grid. The total annual emissions in the SLAPS region from towboats operating on the 135 miles of the Mississippi River and the 95 miles on the Missouri River are estimated to be: Oxides of nitrogen 3,297 tons/year, total hydrocarbons 939 tons/year, carbon monoxide 2,101 tons/year, oxides of sulfur 462 tons/year, particulates 198 tons/year.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Sturm, J C
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-75-42
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2002 12:00AM