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Main Title Methods for Improving Emissions Estimates.
Author Waters, H. L. ; McCormick, V. E. ; Cleland, J. G. ; Youngberg, J. R. ; Chappell, P. J. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA-R-819542-01; EPA/600/A-96/116;
Stock Number PB97-117949
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Automobile bodies ; Finishing ; Volatile organic compounds ; Solvents ; Toxic substances ; Point sources ; Automotive industry ; Regulations ; Coatings ; Plastics ; Paints ; Evaluation ; Statistical analysis ; Databases ;
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NTIS  PB97-117949 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
The paper discusses the development of an emission estimating method that utilizes both advanced computational techniques and updated, comprehensive, emissions-related information, using the automobile refinishing industry for a detailed area source case study. The development includes a thorough characterization of the area source industry, an analysis of current estimation methods, the development and execution of a nationwide industry survey, and a compilation and analysis of the survey results and other explanatory variables. Results are to be captured in a personal-computer-based volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions estimating system called VOCEES. VOCEES is a dual-use tool, the users of which can both prepare VOC emissions inventories and analyze the impact of numerous factors on emissions. This methodology and VOCEES are readily extendable to other area sources.