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Title: Reid vapor-pressure regulation of gasoline, 1987-1990. Master's thesis

Although it is generally only a summertime problem, smog, as represented by its criteria pollutant, ozone, is currently the number one air pollution problem in the United States. Major contributors to smog formation are the various Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) which react with other chemicals in the atmosphere to form the ozone and other harmful chemicals known as smog. Gasoline is a major source of VOC's, not only as it is burned in car engines, but as it evaporates. Gasoline evaporates in storage tanks, as it is transferred during loading and refueling operations, and in automobiles, both while they are running and while parked in the driveway. In 1987, the United States Environmental Protection Agency began an almost unprecedented effort to reduce the evaporative quality of commercial gasolines by mandating reductions in its Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP).
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OSTI Identifier:
6110100
Report Number(s):
AD-A-227253/2/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
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Other Information: Thesis
Research Org:
Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GASOLINE; VAPOR PRESSURE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; OZONE; AIR POLLUTION; EVAPORATION; SMOG; VEHICLES; CHEMISTRY; FUELS; LIQUID FUELS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; POLLUTION; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)