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Main Title Seasonal variations in organic emissions for significant sources of volatile organic compounds /
Author Wayne, Lowell G. ; Boyd, Clarence L.
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Boyd, Clarence L.
CORP Author Pacific Environmental Services, Inc., Santa Monica, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/450-3-78-023; EPA-68-02-2583; PB288867
Stock Number PB-288 867
OCLC Number 08270338
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Organic compounds ; Seasonal variations ; Exhaust emissions ; Industrial wastes ; Motor vehicles ; Solvents ; Petroleum products ; Storage ; Evaporation ; Methane ; Gasoline ; Sources ; Refineries ; Chemical industry ; Temperature ; Florida ; Missouri ; New York ; Fugitive emissions ; Tampa Bay(Florida) ; Saint Louis(Missouri) ; Buffalo(New York)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-78-023 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/26/2013
EKBD  EPA-450/3-78-023 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/10/1999
ESAD  EPA 450-3-78-023 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/03/2018
NTIS  PB-288 867 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 57 pages in various pagings ; 28 cm
Discrepancies between rates of emission of VOC determined on an annual basis and those occurring in summer were studied, using as example areas Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Buffalo. Reactive VOC's were estimated by correcting total VOC's for methane content. A methodology for adapting VOC inventories to reflect summer emission patterns is outlined. The indicated increase in rate of emissions due to summer conditions ranged from 3 to 14 percent, as applied to the estimated annual non-methane emissions. Corrections for methane and for summer conditions did not appreciably change the order of importance of emission source categories. The effect of temperature is the principal cause of increased VOC emissions in summer. At least 80 percent of VOC's came from gasoline-powered vehicles and from evaporation of solvents and petroleum products. Vehicle exhaust emissions decrease as ambient temperature increases, but this effect is not large enough to counterbalance the enhanced gasoline losses from marketing and storage at summer temperatures. Improved controls on evaporative emissions could change the relative importance of exhaust and evaporative effects.
"Pacific Environmental Services, Inc." "June 1978." "Contract no. 68-02-2583, assignment no. 6." "EPA/450-3-78-023."