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Main Title Emission Inventory for Urban Particle Model Validation in the Philadelphia AQCR (Air Quality Control Region).
Author Toothman, D. A. ; Thames, J. C. ; Yates, J. C. ; Segall, R. R. ; Bolstad, J. N. ;
CORP Author Engineering-Science, Fairfax, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-3509; EPA/600/3-85/041;
Stock Number PB85-207611
Additional Subjects Urban areas ; Particle size ; Air pollution ; Standards ; Revisions ; Industrial wastes ; Sulfates ; Sulfur dioxide ; Exhaust emissions ; Tables(Data) ; Performance evaluation ; Sites ; Sampling ; Field tests ; Comparison ; Emission inventories ; National Ambient Air Quality Standards ; Total suspended particulates ; State Implementation Plans ; Pollution episodic model ; Point sources ; Philadelphia(Pennsylvania) ; Air pollution sampling ; Fugitive emissions ; Air quality
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-207611 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 624p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for total suspended particulates (TSP) to account for the fact that smaller particles are responsible for adverse health effects. The new standard has not been finalized but is expected to be for PM10 particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters of 10 microns or below. The states will be required to revise their State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for attainment or maintenance of the standard. For the States use, EPA is developing and will validate an Urban Particle Model. Philadelphia was chosen as the site for a validation study because it has a good mix of industrial emissions and is the site of an EPA validation program for the Urban Airshed photochemical oxidant model. Ambient data were collected from 6p.m. July 14 to 6p.m. August 13, 1982, at six sites in the Philadelphia area. To assist in the validation program, an emissions input for the urban particle model was obtained. Hourly emissions estimates during the monitoring period for the pollutants fine particles, coarse particles, fine primary sulfate, coarse primary sulfate, and sulfur dioxide are included. All point sources other than 300 major point sources were combined into the 289, 2.5-by 2.5 kilometer grid cells used for area sources and highway vehicles.