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Main Title Global Inventory of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Anthropogenic Sources.
Author Piccot, S. D. ; Watson, J. J. ; Jones, J. W. ;
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Durham, NC. ;Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-02-4274 ;EPA-68-D9-0173; EPA/600/J-92/354;
Stock Number PB93-107001
Additional Subjects Volatile organic compounds ; Air pollution ; Environmental impact assessments ; Global aspects ; Pollution sources ; Geographic distribution ; Emission factors ; Maps ; Ozone ; Alkene hydrocarbons ; Alkanes ; Aromatic compounds ; Formaldehyde ; Aldehydes ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Climatic changes ; Reprints ; Emission inventories
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-107001 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
Collation 18p
The paper discusses the development of a global inventory of anthropogenic volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. It includes VOC estimates for seven classes of VOCs: paraffins, olefins, aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene), formaldehyde, other aldehydes, other aromatics, and marginally reactive compounds. These classes represent general classes of VOC compounds that possess different chemical reactivities in the atmosphere. The inventory shows total global anthropogenic VOC emissions of about 110,000 Gg/yr, about 10% lower than global VOC inventories developed by other researchers. The study identifies the U.S. as the largest emitter (21% of the total global VOC), followed by the USSR, China, India, and Japan. Globally, fuel wood combustion and savanna burning were among the largest VOC emission sources, accounting for over 35% of the total global VOC emissions. The production and use of gasoline, refuse disposal activities, and organic chemical and rubber manufacturing were also found to be significant sources of global VOC emissions.