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Title: Analysis of potential combustion source impacts on acid deposition using an independently derived inventory. Volume I

This project had three major objectives. The first objective was to develop a fossil fuel combustion source inventory (NO/sub x/, SO/sub x/, and hydrocarbon emissions) that would be relatively easy to use and update for analyzing the impact of combustion emissions on acid deposition in the eastern United States. The second objective of the project was to use the inventory data as a basis for selection of a number of areas that, by virtue of their importance in the acid rain issue, could be further studied to assess the impact of local and intraregional combustion sources. The third objective was to conduct an analysis of wet deposition monitoring data in the areas under study, along with pertinent physical characteristics, meteorological conditions, and emission patterns of these areas, to investigate probable relationships between local and intraregional combustion sources and the deposition of acidic material. The combustion source emissions inventory has been developed for the eastern United States. It characterizes all important area sources and point sources on a county-by-county basis. Its design provides flexibility and simplicity and makes it uniquely useful in overall analysis of emission patterns in the eastern United States. Three regions with basically different emission patterns have beenmore » identified and characterized. The statistical analysis of wet deposition monitoring data in conjunction with emission patterns, wind direction, and topography has produced consistent results for each study area and has demonstrated that the wet deposition in each area reflects the characteristics of the localized area around the monitoring sites (typically 50 to 150 miles). 8 references, 28 figures, 39 tables.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6665383
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/19285-1505-Vol.1
ON: DE84012005
DOE Contract Number:
AC21-82MC19285
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (USA); Spaite (Paul W.) Co., Cincinnati, OH (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; ACID RAIN; MONITORING; POLLUTION SOURCES; HYDROCARBONS; EMISSION; NITROGEN OXIDES; STATIONARY POLLUTANT SOURCES; INVENTORIES; SULFUR DIOXIDE; AIR POLLUTION; COAL; COMBUSTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FEDERAL REGION I; FUEL OILS; NATURAL GAS; TOPOGRAPHY; WIND; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DATA; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; INFORMATION; LIQUID FUELS; MATERIALS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NORTH AMERICA; NUMERICAL DATA; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDATION; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POLLUTION; RAIN; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; USA 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 010900 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Environmental Aspects; 020900 -- Petroleum-- Environmental Aspects; 030800 -- Natural Gas-- Environmental Aspects