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EPA/IFP EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON THE EMISSION ON NITROUS OXIDE FROM FOSSIL FUEL COMBUSTION
Ryan, J. AND R Srivastava. EPA/IFP EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON THE EMISSION ON NITROUS OXIDE FROM FOSSIL FUEL COMBUSTION. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/9-89/089 (NTIS PB90-126038), 1989.
The report summarizes the proceedings of an EPA/Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) cosponsored workshop addressing direct nitrous oxide (N2O) emission from fossil fuel combustion. The third in a series, it was held at the IFP in Rueil-Malmaison, France, on June 1-2, 1988. Increasing atmospheric N2O concentrations have been linked to depletion of stratospheric ozone (O3) and to global climate warming. The combustion of fossil fuels has been identified as a potential major anthropogenic source of N2O. The workshop had two goals: (1) to exchange information among various international research and industrial groups that are involved in N2O chemistry, modeling, and measurement; and (2) to develop a network for coordinating future related efforts. The five technical sessions addressed: stratospheric O3 depletion and global climate change, mechanisms of N2O formation and destruction during combustion, N2O measurement techniques, full-scale field data, and practical conclusions based on general discussion. A sampling artifact discovered during an EPRI funded research study revealed that N2O can be generated in a sample container in the presence of NOx, SO2, and H2O. This artifact potentially discredits much of the N2O emissions data collected from samples containing the above compounds when stored for some time prior to analysis.