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Main Title Sulfates in the atmosphere a progress report on project MISTT (Midwest Interstate Sulfur Transformation and Transport) /
Author Wilson, W. E. ; Charlson, R. J. ; Husar, R. B. ; Whitby, K. T. ; Blumenthal., D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wilson, William E.
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600/7-77-021
Stock Number PB-268 361
OCLC Number 06008571
Subjects Sulphates--Environmental aspects ; Air--Pollution ; Atmosphere, Upper
Additional Subjects Sulfur dioxide ; Sulfates ; Plumes ; Electric power plants ; Particle size distributions ; Chimneys ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Chemical reactions ; Urban areas ; Sulfuric acid ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Aerosols ; Chemical properties ; Monitoring ; Concentration(Composition) ; Ozone ; Flow rate ; MISTT project ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Chemical reaction mechanisms ; Air pollution sampling ; Saint Louis(Missouri)
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EJAD  EPA 600/7-77-021 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/29/1996 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB-268 361 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, 29 p. : diagrs., graphs ; 28 cm.
The size and sulfate content of atmospheric aerosols and the rate and mechanisms for sulfate formation from sulfur dioxide in power plant plumes are reviewed. Emphasis is given to results from the recent USEPA study, Project MISTT (Midwest Interstate Sulfur Transformation and Transport). The rate of conversion of sulfur dioxide to sulfate aerosol in power plant plumes is low near the point of emission, but increases to several percent per hour as ambient air mixes with the plume. Tall stacks reduce ground-level concentrations of sulfur dioxide, resulting in a reduction of the amount removed by dry deposition. In urban plumes, which are well-mixed to the ground near the source, sulfur dioxide is removed more rapidly by dry deposition. Thus, tall stacks increase the atmospheric residence time of sulfur dioxide, which leads to an increase in atmospheric sulfur formation. These sulfate aerosols may be transported over distances of several hundred kilometers and produce air pollution episodes far from the pollution source.
Photocopy. Springfield, Va. : National Technical Information Service. 1977. "PB-268 361." Bibliography : p. 27-29.