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Ozone Reaction With N-Aldehydes (N=4-10), Benzaldehyde, Ethanol, Isopropanol, and N-Propanol Adsorbed on a Dual-Bed Graphitized Carbon/Carbon Molecular Sieve Adsorbent Cartridge

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Abstract: Ozone reacts with n-aldehydes (n = 4 - 10), benzaldehyde, ethanol, isopropanol, and n-propanol adsorbed on a dual-bed graphitized carbon/carbon molecular sieve adsorbent cartridge. Destruction of n-aldehydes increases with n number and with ozone concentration. In some sampling experiments both generation and destruction of n-aldehydes by ozone are observed. In field experiments the results of sample analysis for n-aldehydes and benzaldehyde are frequently not proportional to sample volume whereas results for toluene and isoprene, and sometimes for total carbon, are. A simple theory is developed to simulate the net result of three processes: the adsorption of compounds from an air stream onto a solid adsorbent, the generation of compounds by reaction of ozone with materials upstream of or on the adsorbent, and the destruction by ozone of pre-existing compounds and compounds adsorbed from the sample stream. The use of distributed volume pairs is recommended as a way to identify loss of sample integrity during air monitoring experiments.

This work has been funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under contract 68-D5-0049 to ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc. It has been subjected to Agency review and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
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Citation:Mcclenny, W. A., M. Colon, and K. D. Oliver. Ozone Reaction With N-Aldehydes (N=4-10), Benzaldehyde, Ethanol, Isopropanol, and N-Propanol Adsorbed on a Dual-Bed Graphitized Carbon/Carbon Molecular Sieve Adsorbent Cartridge. JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A 929(1-2):89-100, (2001).
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Contact: Liz Hope - (919) 541-2785 or hope.elizabeth@epa.gov
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Division: Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Division
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Branch: Atmospheric Methods & Monitoring Branch
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Product Type: Journal
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Published: 09/01/2001
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Bullet Item Multipollutant Methods Methods for Ozone and Ozone Precursors
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