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Title: Workbook of screening techniques for assessing impacts of toxic air pollutants (revised). Final report

Abstract

The workbook provides a logical approach to the selection of appropriate screening techniques for estimating ambient concentrations due to various toxic/hazardous pollutant releases. Methods used in the workbook apply to situations where a release can be fairly well-defined, a condition typically associated with non-accidental toxic releases. The format of the workbook is built around a series of release scenarios which may be considered typical and representative of the means by which toxic chemicals become airborne.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Environmental Services, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5985205
Report Number(s):
PB-93-210367/XAB
CNN: EPA-68-D0-0124
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supersedes PB--89-134340. See also PB--86-245248 and PB--88-150958
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; AIR QUALITY; ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION; DIFFUSION; FORECASTING; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PARTICULATES; POLLUTANTS; TOXIC MATERIALS; TOXICITY; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; MATERIALS; PARTICLES; POLLUTION 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)

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Not Available. Workbook of screening techniques for assessing impacts of toxic air pollutants (revised). Final report. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Not Available. Workbook of screening techniques for assessing impacts of toxic air pollutants (revised). Final report. United States.
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