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Main Title Kinetic studies of simulated polluted atmospheres /
Author Calvert, Jack G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bufalini, Joseph J.
CORP Author Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-024; EPA-R-804348-01
Stock Number PB80-176787
OCLC Number 36919241
Subjects Air--Pollution
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Reaction kinetics ; Sulfur dioxide ; Fluorescence ; Photochemical reactions ; Formaldehyde ; Troposphere ; Oxidation ; Nitrogen oxides ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Amines ; Nitroso compounds ; Chemical reaction mechanisms ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Fourier transform spectroscopy ; Long path optical measurements ; Homogeneous reactions
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EHAM  EPA-600/2-80-024 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-024 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/14/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-80-024 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/09/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-024 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-024 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-176787 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 266 pages ; 28 cm.
The kinetics and reaction mechanisms of several important atmospheric contaminants - SO2, formaldehyde, nitrous acid, and the nitrosamines - were assessed to help quantify some key aspects of the chemistry of polluted atmospheres. The reactions and lifetimes of excited sulfur dioxide with various atmospheric components including hydroxyl, hydroperoxy, and methylperoxy radicals were studied. These data and other published rate data were reviewed and evaluated. The photolysis of formaldehyde was investigated as a major source of hydroperoxyl radicals, and a quantitative evaluation made of its apparent first order rate constants at various solar zenith angles. The absolute extinction coefficients for nitrous acid were determined, and estimates made of the rates of hydroxyl radical generation in the troposphere by photolysis of nitrous acid. Long path Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was used to help evaluate the potential for nitrosamine formation in the polluted atmosphere.
Performing organization: Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University. Project officer: Joseph J. Bufalini, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Division, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory. "EPA-600/2-80-024." "January 1980." Includes bibliographical references. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.