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Main Title Analysis of the odorous compounds in diesel engine exhaust,
Author Levins, Philip L. ; Levin, Philip L.
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
Publisher Office of Research and Monitoring, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA/R2-73-275; PB220392
Stock Number PB-220 392
OCLC Number 00851023
Subjects Odors. ; Diesel motor exhaust gas. ; Air--Pollution--Measurement.
Additional Subjects ( Exhaust gases ; Diesel engines) ; ( Odors ; Exhaust gases) ; ( Air pollution ; Exhaust gases) ; Odor detection ; Chromatographic analysis ; Measurement ; Chemical composition ; Gas chromatography ; Particles ; Aromatic compounds ; Kerosene ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Aromatic monocyclic hydrocarbons ; Naphthalene compounds ; Automotive fuels ; Phenols ; Ketones ; Diesel engine exhaust ; Indans ; Indenes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA R2-73-275 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/25/2011
EJBD  EPA R2-73-275 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/18/2017
EKBD  EPA-R2-73-275 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/15/2001
ELBD RPS EPA R2-73-275 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/21/2015
ESAD  PB 220-392 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/12/2018 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB-220 392 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2020
Collation xi, 65 pages illustrations 27 cm.
The report represents the beginnings of an effort to obtain appropriate means for measuring the odorous species in diesel exhaust and develop the quantitative relationships between these measurements and the exhaust odor. Through the integrated application of analytical chemistry and sensory methods, the major odorous species have been identified. Diesel exhaust odor can be described as having two major odor groups -- oily-kerosene and smoky burnt. The oily-kerosene odors are due principally to the alkyl-substituted indans, tetralins and alkyl benzenes in the aromatic portion of the unburned hydrocarbons. The smoky-burnt character is due primarily to the partial oxidation products of these same aromatic species, plus a smaller contribution from paraffin oxidation products -- specifically; alkyl, hydroxy, and/or methoxy-substituted indanones, phenols, benzaldehydes and alkenones. (Modified author abstract)
"EPA/R2-73-275." "June 1972." Prepared for Coordinating Research Council, Inc. under CRC project CAPE-7-68 and Office of Research and Monitoring, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under contract 68-02-0087, program element 1A1010. Includes bibliographical references (page 65).