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Main Title Air quality criteria for hydrocarbons.
CORP Author National Air Pollution Control Administration, Washington, D.C.
Publisher National Air Pollution Control Administration Office,
Year Published 1970
Report Number AP-64
Stock Number PB-190 489
OCLC Number 08368579
Subjects Air--Pollution--Standards ; Hydrocarbons ; Air quality--Standards
Additional Subjects ( Diseases ; Air pollution) ; ( Air pollution ; Hydrocarbons) ; ( Photochemistry ; Air pollution) ; ( Aldehydes ; Air pollution) ; ( Exhaust gases ; Hydrocarbons) ; ( Plants(Botany) ; Air pollution) ; Oxidation ; Toxicity ; Nitrates ; Nitrogen oxides ; Aromatic compounds ; Aliphatic compounds ; Chemical analysis ; Benzenes ; Ketones ; Ethylenes ; Irritating agents ; Respiratory diseases ; Eye ; Passenger vehicles ; California ; Automobile exhaust ; Diesel engine exhaust ; Air pollution control equipment ; Smog ; Peroxyacetyl nitrate
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD  PB-190489 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 04/30/2004
NTIS  PB-190 489 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations.
The document focuses on gas-phase hydrocarbons and certain of their oxidation products, particularly aldehydes, that are associated with the manifestations of photochemical air pollution. Particulate hydrocarbons, and more specifically polynuclear hydrocarbons, are not treated in the document. It is important to recognize that the criteria for hydrocarbons rest almost entirely on their role as precursors of other compounds formed in the atmospheric photochemical system and not upon the direct effects of the hydrocarbons themselves. The publication reviews the chemical and physical characteristics of hydrocarbons and their degradation products, especially aldehydes, and considers the basic analytical methods used for measuring the atmoshpheric content of these compounds. A brief review of the sources of hydrocarbons and principles of their control is included. The chemistry of hydrocarbon reactions in the atmosphere is briefly reviewed. The direct effects of hydrocarbons, essentially limited to vegetation damage from ethylene, are discussed. Toxicological data on hydrocarbons and aldehydes are also included. (Author)
Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.