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Main Title Atmospheric reaction products from hazardous air pollutant degradation : final report /
Author Spicer, Chester W. ; Spicer, C. W. ; Riggin, R. M. ; Holdren, M. W. ; DeRoos, F. L. ; Lee, R. N.
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Author Title of a Work
Spicer, Chester W.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/3/85-028; EPA-68-02-3169
Stock Number PB85-185841
Subjects Atmospheric chemistry ; Atmosphere--Research--United States ; Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Air--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Degradation ; Air pollution ; Photochemistry ; Chemical reactions ; Experimental design ; Sampling ; Test chambers ; Smog ; Propylene oxide ; Epichlorohydrin ; Acrylonitrile ; Toluene ; Phenol ; Aniline ; Gas analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Laboratory equipment ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Chemical reaction mechanisms ; High performance liquid chromatography ; Benzene ; Benzene/dichloro ; Benzene/nitro ; Benzene/chloro ; Cresol ; Ethylene/trichloro
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NTIS  PB85-185841 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 88 pages : illustrations
This research project was undertaken to investigate the products of selected hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) as they react in the atmosphere. Many hazardous or potentially hazardous organic compounds are emitted into the atmosphere and are subject to chemical change by photolysis, or by reaction with a number of highly reactive species including free radicals ozone, and nitrogen oxides. It is important to understand both the fate and the persistance of a HAP in order to assess its health significance. However, for many HAPs, the major atmospheric reaction products have not been identified. The first phase of this study entailed a literature survey to determine what reaction product information was available for an initial selection of 15 target HAPs. In the second phase of the research, a number of the target HAPs were studied in Battelle's 17.3 cu m smog chamber to determine major reaction products and to derive an estimate of atmospheric lifetime. Those HAPs examined experimentally include propylene oxide, epichlorohydrin, toluene, acrylonitrile, trichloroethylene, benzene, p-dichlorobenzene, aniline, nitrobenzene, chlorobenzene, o-cresol, and phenol. Following the chamber studies, the third phase of the research was devoted to development of field-compatible sampling and analysis methods for those HAP reaction products which: (1) represent a potential hazard and (2) for which current methods are unavailable or unsuitable.
Caption title. "April 1985." "EPA/600/3-85/028." Microfiche.