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Main Title Evaluation of significant anthropogenic sources of radiatively important trace gases /
Author Piccot, Stephen D. ; Chadha, A. ; DeWaters, J. ; Lynch, T. ; Marsosudiro., P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chadha, Ajay.
DeWaters, Jan.
Lynch, Teresa.
Alliance Technologies Corporation.
CORP Author Alliance Technologies Corp., Chapel Hill, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA 600/8-90/079; EPA-68-02-4396; EPA-68-02-4274; PB91127753
Stock Number PB91-127753
OCLC Number 39018308
Subjects Greenhouse gases--United States.
Additional Subjects Carbon dioxide ; Methane ; Ozone ; Nitrogen oxide(N2O) ; Nitrogen oxides ; Halohydrocarbons ; Humans ; Greenhouse effect ; Air pollution ; Anthropogenic sources ; Trace gases ; Stationary sources ; Emission factors ; Solid wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-90-079 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/09/2021
NTIS  PB91-127753 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : tables, figures ; 28 cm.
The report is an initial evaluation of significant anthropogenic sources of radiatively important trace gases. Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities--including fossil fuel combustion, industrial/agricultural activities, and transportation--contribute to the increasing concentrations of radiatively important trace gases (RITGs) in Earth's atmosphere. Trace gases of concern include CO2, N2O, CH4, chlorofluorocarbons, and O3. NOx and nonmethane hydrocarbons, while not themselves radiatively active, can contribute to the buildup of RITGs. The U.S. EPA has conducted several research projects characterizing emissions from specific sources of RITGs, the purpose of which was to rank sources of RITGs according to their potential impacts on radiative forcing and to develop country- and source-specific emission factors where data were adequate to warrant emission factor development. Country-specific emission factors were developed for coal-fired utility boilers, natural gas transmission/distribution systems, municipal solid waste landfills, rice cultivation, and transportation sources. Sources for which country-specific emissions data were collected, but for which emission factor development could not be supported at this time, include coal mining operations and miscellaneous/industrial sources of methane.
"EPA-600/8-90-079." EPA project officer: Julian W. Jones. EPA contract nos. 68-02-4396, 68-02-4274, and 68-D9-0173.