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Main Title 1990 Urban air toxics monitoring program : carbonyl results /
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Author Title of a Work
Berg, Neil J.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/450/4-91/025; EPA-68-D8-0014
Stock Number PB92-110030
Subjects Carbonyl compounds. ; Air--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Formaldehyde ; Acetaldehyde ; Acetone ; Urban areas ; Air pollution monitoring ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Toxic substances ; Urban Air Toxics Monitoring Program ; Eastern Region(United States)
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NTIS  PB92-110030 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 130 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report summarizes the results of sampling ambient air for selected carbonyl containing compounds in 12 urban centers in the contiguous United States as part of the Urban Air Toxics Monitoring Program (UATMP). Formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acetone concentrations were measured using 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH)-coated silica cartridges to collect the carbonyls for subsequent analysis. Sampling and analysis followed guidance provided in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compendium method TO-11. Formaldehyde concentrations ranged from 0.42 to 34.5 ppbv with an average concentration for all sites of 4.2 ppbv. Site average formaldehyde concentrations ranged from 1.5 ppbv for Houston, TX (H1TX) to 7.9 for Washington, DC (W2DC). Acetaldehyde concentrations ranged from 0.37 to 9.5 ppbv, averaging 1.7 ppbv over all 1990 UATMP sites. Site average acetaldehyde concentrations ranged from 0.76 ppbv at Houston, TX (H1TX) to 2.5 ppbv at Baton Rouge, LA (BRLA). Acetone concentrations ranged from 0.37 to 10.8 ppbv and averaged 1.8 ppbv over all sites. Site average acetone concentrations ranged from 0.68 ppbv at Houston, TX (H1TX) to 2.9 ppbv at Chicago, IL (C4IL).
EPA-450/4-91-025. "July 1991." "Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Office of Air and Radiation." "EPA Contract No. 68D80014." "EPA Project Officer: Neil J. Berg." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.