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Main Title Evaluation of particulate emission factors for vehicle tire wear /
Author Carvitti, Joseph. ; Corvitti, Joseph
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Monitoring and Data Analysis Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise, and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-450/4-79-011; EPA-68-02-2585
Stock Number PB-300 443
Subjects Automobiles--Tires. ; Tires--Environmental aspects. ; Tires, Rubber--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Tires ; Particles ; Wear ; Sampling ; Urban areas ; Concentration(Composition) ; Emission factors
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NTIS  PB-300 443 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 23 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Vehicle-related emissions are a majore contributor to urban particulate concentrations. One of the vehicle-related emission sources is tire wear. It is estimated that 3.2 x 10 to the 8th power to 7.2 x 10 to the 8th power kg of tire wear debris are generated each year in the United States. Particles from tire wear have been identified by microscopic analysis as a significant component of samples taken from roadside high volume particulate samplers. The currently available emission estimate for tire wear, presented in Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors (AP-42), is 0.20 g/veh-mi for a four-wheeled light duty vehicle. This emission factor is widely used in regional particulate analyses to estimate emissions from tire wear; however, this factor needs to be reviewed, based on studies and test data released since its publication.
"PEDCO Environmental, Inc." "June 1979." "Contract no. 68-02-2585, assignment no. 9." "EPA-4504-79-011." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.