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Main Title Chemical and physical properties of emissions frim Kuwaiti oil fires {microform} /
Author Stevens, R. ; Pinto, J. ; Mamane, Y. ; Ondov, J. ; Abdulraheem, M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pinto, J. P.
Mamane, Y.
Ondov, J.
Abdulraheem, M.
Al-Majed, N.
Sadek, M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Chemistry. ;Kuwait Environmental Protection Dept. ;National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/148
Stock Number PB92-206481
Additional Subjects Fires ; Oil wells ; Soot ; Air pollution ; Kuwait ; Combustion products ; Plumes ; Smoke ; Air pollution monitoring ; Sulfur dioxide ; Sulfur ions ; Nitrates ; Chlorides ; Heavy metals ; Environmental transport
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-206481 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation {20} p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
After the Iraqi retreat from Kuwait in 1991, airborne sampling was conducted in the oil fire plumes near Kuwait City and ground-level samples were taken of the air within the city. For the airborne sampling, a versatile air pollution sampler was used to determine the SO(2), elemental concentrations, the aerosol mass loadings and SO4(2-) and NO3(1-) concentrations. Striking differences between the black and white plumes were associated with high concentrations of NaCl and CaCl(2) measured in the white plumes and large numbers of carbon chain agglomerates in the black plumes. For the ground-based measurements, an annular denuder system was used to determine levels of SO(2), SO4(2-), trace elements, and mass loadings. Certain pollutant levels rose in the city during inversion conditions, when winds were too weak to continue moving the combustion products directly to the Persian Gulf, and the increased levels of Pb and certain trace elements were comparable to those in other large urban areas in Europe.
"Presented at the Fifth Internaitonal Conference on Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Stability, Jerusalem, Israel, June 22-24, 1992." Includes bibliographical references.