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Main Title Testing of hydrocarbon emissions from vegetation, leaf litter, and aquatic surfaces, and development of a methodology for compiling biogenic emission inventories : final report /
Author Zimmerman, Patrick R.
CORP Author Washington State Univ., Pullman.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service],
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-450/4-79-004
Stock Number PB-296 070
OCLC Number 05836918
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Hydrocarbons. ; Gas chromatography. ; Agricultural wastes.
Additional Subjects Hydrocarbons ; Air pollution ; Inventories ; Vegetation ; Surface waters ; Soils ; Plants(Botany) ; Leaves(Botany) ; Organic compounds ; Isoprene ; Terpenes ; Field tests ; Laboratory equipment ; Sampling ; Biomass ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Emission factors ; Air pollution sampling
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-4-79-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/13/2013
EKBD  EPA-450/4-79-004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/19/2002
ERAD  EPA 450/4-79-004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/04/2013
ESAD  EPA 450-4-79-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-296 070 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 71, [32] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report outlines a general methodology for estimating emission rates of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from vegetation, soil/leaf litter, and surfaces of bodies of water. Techniques are prescribed for sample collection and analysis as well as for extrapolating the emission rates determined to estimate biogenic VOC emissions over any area. Emission factors are presented for broad classes of vegetation and for the major biotic regions in the conterminous U.S. Emission inventory procedures are illustrated by using emission factors to develop an example annual VOC emission inventory for the U.S. This nationwide emission inventory indicates that most biogenic VOC emissions can be expected during the summer months. In general, vegetation emits much larger quantities of VOC than does either leaf litter or water surfaces. Isoprene and various terpenes comprise the bulk of all vegetation emissions.
March 1979. Includes bibliographical references (p. 70-71).