ESTIMATE OF CONTRIBUTION OF JET AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS TO TRACE ELEMENT CONCENTRATION AT OR NEAR AIRPORTS

Samples of ASTM type A jet fuel were analyzed for trace element content by instrumental neutron activation techniques. Forty-nine elements were sought. Only ten, aluminum, gold, indium, lanthanum, titanium, vanadium, barium, dysprosium, tellurium, and uranium, were observed at levels above the detection limits encountered; of these only aluminum, titanium, and barium were present at concentrations greater than 0.1 ppm. Estimates of exhaust gas concentrations are made, and the ambient contribution at or near airports is calculated by using the Los Angeles International Airport dispersion model. It is shown that the ambient contribution is about an order of magnitude below typical urban levels for virtually all elements sought.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Pollution Control Association

    4400 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213
  • Authors:
    • Fordyce, J S
    • Sheibley, D W
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00155934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM