GAS AND PARTICLE EMISSIONS FROM AUTOMOBILE TIRES IN LABORATORY AND FIELD STUDIES

This paper is directed to air pollution scientists interested in special mobile emission sources. The purpose was to determine the contribution which automobile tires make to air pollution. The gaseous hydrocarbon and sulfur compounds emitted in laboratory tests were identified. Measurements along a California freeway showed that most of the tire debris had settled within 5 m of the pavement edge. Airborne rubber concentrations were less than 0.5 mu g/cu m, or less than 5% of the total tire wear. These field measurements confirm the indoor emission pattern and verify that tire wear products are not a significant air pollution problem.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Pollution Control Association

    4400 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213
  • Authors:
    • CADLE, S H
    • Williams, R L
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00183818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-023 248
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1983 12:00AM