DISPERSION OF POLLUTANTS NEAR HIGHWAYS - EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND DATA ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

The major emphasis of this investigation centered on the collection of particulate and gaseous pollutant data, and detailed micrometeorological data in a non-urban setting adjacent to the heavily travelled Long Island Expressway. The purposes for collecting the data were to (1) document the distribution of sulfate, lead, total particulates and carbon monoxide at an array of sampling points adjacent to the highway; (2) study the micrometeorology associated with the highway, with special attention to those parameters important in the determination of atmospheric dispersion, (3) reevaluate highway air pollutant emission factors from data gathered in tracer gas experiments; and (5) examine the applicability of existing highway air pollutant dispersion models. The location of the sites and the experimental setup for collecting pollutant data are described, and details of the data acquisition procedures are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Michigan Certification and Surveillance Division
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48105
  • Authors:
    • Rao, S T
    • Chen, M
    • Keenan, M
    • Sistla, G
    • Peddada, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/460/3-74/024 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-R-803001-01, EPA-R-894579-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM