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Main Title Chemistry of Oxidant Formation: Implications for Designing Effective Control Strategies.
Author Dodge, M. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/114;
Stock Number PB87-179990
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Ozone ; Oxidizers ; Atmospheric models ; Urban areas ; Contaminants ; Nitrogen oxides ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-179990 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 26p
Abstract A simple moving box model was used to assess the effect of various control strategies on predictions of ozone formation in urban areas. It was found that the effectiveness of a proposed control measure depends critically on the ratio of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and NOx precursors that are emitted into the urban environment. Depending on the assumptions made about the ratio of the VOC and NOx emissions, a strategy involving simultaneous control of VOC and NOx can be more or less effective in reducing downwind ozone levels than a strategy involving reduction of only VOC. In all cases, however, it was found that NOx control, by itself, has a detrimental impact on ozone levels near source areas. Further, when NOx control accompanies VOC control, ozone concentrations near source areas are higher than would occur if VOC alone is reduced. NOx control, therefore, could result in greater population exposure to high ozone levels than would be the case if only VOC is reduced.
PUB Date Free Form Apr 87
Category Codes 68A
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/09
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 718322268
Origin NTIS
Type CAT