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Main Title Sources of Fine Particle Organic Matter in Boise.
Author Lewis, C. W. ; Dzubay, T. G. ; Zweidinger, R. B. ; Highsmith, V. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/147;
Stock Number PB88-238340
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Exhaust emissions ; Smoke ; Particles ; Organic compounds ; Wood ; Lead(Metal) ; Air pollution monitoring ; Boise(Idaho)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-238340 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Ambient concentrations of fine particle extracted organic matter (EOM) measured at the Elm Grove Park and Fire Station sites in Boise have been apportioned to their two principal sources, woodsmoke and motor vehicle emissions. A multiple linear regression method using lead and potassium-based tracers for motor vehicles and woodsmoke, respectively, was employed in the source apportionment. On average woodsmoke was found to be the dominant contributor to EOM at both sites and during both day and night. In spite of the 90% reduction in the lead content of leaded gasoline in the U.S., which has been in effect since January 1986, lead still appears to be a viable tracer of motor vehicle emissions.