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Main Title Air Quality in the Denver Metropolitan Region 1974-2000.
Author Anderson, G. E. ; Hayes, S. R. ; Hillyer, M. J. ; Killus, J. P. ; Mundkur., P. V. ;
CORP Author Systems Applications, Inc., San Rafael, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, Colo. Region VIII.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EF77-222; EPA-68-01-4341; EPA/908/1-77/002;
Stock Number PB-271 894
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Metropolitan areas ; Colorado ; Predictions ; Forecasting ; Computerized simulation ; Atmospheric circulation ; Methodology ; Exhaust emissions ; Mathematical models ; Photochemical reactions ; Ozone ; Carbon monoxide ; Particles ; Recommendations ; Denver(Colorado) ; Standard Federal Region 8 ; Air quality maintenance
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-271 894 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 468p
This report describes an air quality analysis for the Denver metropolitan region for the years 1976, 1985, and 2000. The analysis was carried out to provide background information as to the environmental impact of the urban growth that might be associated with the availability of new wastewater treatment facilities. Generally improving air quality is forecast, although exceedances of some air quality standards are projected. These results are based on physico-chemical computer simulations, using pollutant emissions forecasts. Projections of photochemical oxidant concentrations, exposures, and dosages were obtained with the Denver Air Quality Model. Air quality projections appear to be negligibly affected by major changes in projected land use and less than proportionately affected by large changes in atmospheric dispersion. Measures proposed to mitigate adverse air quality are examined.