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Main Title EPA's Catalyst Research Program: Environmental Impact of Sulfuric Acid Emissions.
Author Lee, Jr., Robert E. ; Duffield., F. Vandiver ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-77/101;
Stock Number PB-278 383
Additional Subjects Sulfuric acid ; Air pollution control ; Exhaust emissions ; Sulfates ; Toxicity ; Monitoring ; Chemical analysis ; Public health ; Reprints ; Catalytic reactors(Exhaust system) ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-278 383 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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A sulfuric acid review conference sponsored by EPA's automotive Catalyst Research Program was held recently at Hendersonville, NC, for researchers whose work is funded by EPA. Emissions characterization research indicated that in-use catalyst-equipped vehicles emit low levels of H2SO4, averaging 2.7 mg/mile for 49-state cars and 15 mg/mile for California cars. Research on measurement methodology for H2SO4 and other sulfate compounds has led to the development of several promising techniques based on selective volatilization. In-roadway and off-roadway monitoring programs are providing sulfate data which can lead to improved mathematical predictive models. Acute toxicity studies to date indicate that morphological, biochemical, physiological, and pharmacological alterations due to inhaled H2SO4 alone do not appear to occur at levels less than 1 mg/cu m. However, striking effects are noted with combinations of H2SO4 and other pollutants. Participants identified the need for long term chronic H2SO4 exposure studies. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)