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Main Title Global Inventory of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Anthropogenic Sources.
Author Watson, J. J. ; Probert, J. A. ; Piccot, S. D. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Alliance Technologies Corp., Chapel Hill, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Jan 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-02-4288 ;EPA-68-02-4274; EPA/600/8-91/002;
Stock Number PB91-161687
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Environmental impact assessments ; Global aspects ; Pollution sources ; Climatic changes ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Ozone ; Alkene hydrocarbons ; Alkanes ; Geographical distribution ; Emission factors ; Statistical analysis ; Aromatic compounds ; Formaldehyde ; Aldehydes ; Volatile organic compounds ; Emission inventories
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-161687 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 74p
The report describes a global inventory of anthropogenic volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions that includes a separate inventory for each of seven pollutant groups--paraffins, olefins, aromatics, formaldehyde, other aldehydes, other aromatics, and marginally reactive compounds. The inventory, one input to atmospheric chemistry models required to estimate the global atmospheric concentration of ozone, is part of an assessment of the potential environmental impacts associated with global climate change. Study results show total global anthropogenic emissions of about 121 million short tons of VOCs per year. The U.S. is the largest emitter with 21% of the total. Globally, fuelwood combustion and savanna burning are the largest sources, together accounting for over 35% of global VOC emissions. The approach used to develop the inventory involved: (1) identifying the major anthropogenic sources of VOC emissions in the U.S. and grouping them into categories; (2) developing emission factors by dividing the U.S. emissions by the amount of production or consumption of the related commodity in the U.S.; (3) multiplying the U.S. emission factors by production/consumption statistics for other countries to yield global VOC emission estimates; and (4) geographically distributing the emissions.