ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES FOR CHARACTERIZING UNREGULATED POLLUTANT EMISSIONS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES

Analytical procedures are described that may be used to assess motor vehicle emission rates of several unregulated pollutants including aldehydes, organic amines, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, several individual hydrocarbons including benzene, hydrogen sulfide, total cyanide, organic sulfides, nickel carbonyl, ammonia, sulfate, and N-nitrosodimethylamine (sampling conditions only). A series of validation experiments involving motor vehicle exhaust with injects of known quantities of the compounds of interest and the Constant Volume Sampling system commonly used in emissions certification are described for several of the analytical procedures. The Clean Air Act as emended August 1977 requires in section 202(a) 4 that unregulated pollutants emitted from motor vehicles be measured to assure that no unreasonable risk to public health and welfare exists.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510

    Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory

    Research Triangle Pk, NC  United States  27711
  • Authors:
    • Dietzmann, H E
    • Smith, L R
    • Parness, M A
    • Fanick, E R
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 497 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/600/2-79/017 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-02-2497
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM