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Peroxy acetyl nitrate intercalibration. Final report. Step EV4V-CT90-0222

Technical Report:

Abstract

The report deals with intercalibration of PAN (peroxy acetyl nitrate). PAN is a highly reactive and thermally unstable photo oxidant. It is formed in the atmosphere when a mixture of nitrogen oxides and organic compounds is irradiated by sunlight. It is an important reservoir for nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere. PAN interferes with many types of NO{sub x} monitors. In large cities and industrial areas PAN is an important component of photochemical ``smog``. It may cause irritation of respiratory organs, and in some cases cause plant damage. One country (Italy) presently has passed legislation that includes PAN among the air quality parameters that shall be monitored in polluted areas. Good monitoring and calibration methods are required to fulfill the purpose of such legislation. The emission of nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) is subjected to international treaties. To control the effect of such treaties, monitoring and modelling of NO{sub x} components is required. PAN is not the major component, but a significant part of this picture in central European areas. In arctic areas, PAN is a major component of NO{sub v}, and a large contributor to NO{sub x}. 6 figs., 2 tabs.
Authors:
Krognes, T; Toupance, G; Glavas, S [1] 
  1. and others
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NILU-OR-23/94
Reference Number:
SCA: 540120; PA: NW-95:005228; NTS-95:018269; EDB-95:098561; ERA-20:022236; SN: 95001409694
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jun 1994
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PEROXYACETYL NITRATE; MONITORING; CALIBRATION
OSTI ID:
69112
Research Organizations:
Norsk Inst. for Luftforskning, Kjeller (Norway)
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE95779275; ISBN 82-425-0568-3; TRN: NO9505228
Availability:
OSTI as DE95779275
Submitting Site:
NW
Size:
53 p.
Announcement Date:
Jul 20, 1995

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Krognes, T, Toupance, G, and Glavas, S. Peroxy acetyl nitrate intercalibration. Final report. Step EV4V-CT90-0222. Norway: N. p., 1994. Web.
Krognes, T, Toupance, G, & Glavas, S. Peroxy acetyl nitrate intercalibration. Final report. Step EV4V-CT90-0222. Norway.
Krognes, T, Toupance, G, and Glavas, S. 1994. "Peroxy acetyl nitrate intercalibration. Final report. Step EV4V-CT90-0222." Norway.
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title = {Peroxy acetyl nitrate intercalibration. Final report. Step EV4V-CT90-0222}
author = {Krognes, T, Toupance, G, and Glavas, S}
abstractNote = {The report deals with intercalibration of PAN (peroxy acetyl nitrate). PAN is a highly reactive and thermally unstable photo oxidant. It is formed in the atmosphere when a mixture of nitrogen oxides and organic compounds is irradiated by sunlight. It is an important reservoir for nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere. PAN interferes with many types of NO{sub x} monitors. In large cities and industrial areas PAN is an important component of photochemical ``smog``. It may cause irritation of respiratory organs, and in some cases cause plant damage. One country (Italy) presently has passed legislation that includes PAN among the air quality parameters that shall be monitored in polluted areas. Good monitoring and calibration methods are required to fulfill the purpose of such legislation. The emission of nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) is subjected to international treaties. To control the effect of such treaties, monitoring and modelling of NO{sub x} components is required. PAN is not the major component, but a significant part of this picture in central European areas. In arctic areas, PAN is a major component of NO{sub v}, and a large contributor to NO{sub x}. 6 figs., 2 tabs.}
place = {Norway}
year = {1994}
month = {Jun}
}