ozone precursor monitoring Articles

  • Ozone precursor analysis using a thermal desorption-GC System

    In the United States, the Clean Air Act of 1970 gave the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responsibility for maintaining clean air for health and welfare. Six parameters are measured routinely in ambient air: SOx, NOx, PM10 (particulate matter less than 10 microns), Pb, CO and ozone. In the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, Title 1 expanded the measurements in air to include volatile ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Seasonal evolutions of ozone (O3) and its nitrogen precursors (NO, NO2) in urban Sfax (Tunisia)

    Seasonal evolution of ozone (O3) and its nitrogen precursors (NO, NO2) in downtown Sfax (Tunisia) was monitored. Nitrogen oxides are shown to be closely related to local vehicle sources. Seasonal ozone levels, however, are shown to be dependent on regional meteorological conditions. High ozone levels are due to the effect of anticyclones and stratosphere intrusions (cut-off lows). Low levels are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Production of ozone in the Chamonix Valley (France)

    In the framework of the Pollution of Alpine Valleys (POVA) programme, a numerical investigation aims to better understand how a reduction of traffic emissions can affect air quality in the Chamonix Valley (France). The MM5 model coupled with the Chemistry Transport Model (CTM) TAPOM using a 1-km cell grid for the period 5–12 July 2003 showed that the ozone formation in the Chamonix Valley was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution by ozone in Europe in summer 2005

    Ground-level ozone is one of the air pollutants of most concern in Europe. Ozone pollution is produced by photochemical processes involving nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the lower parts of the atmosphere. Ozone levels become particularly high in regions close to high ozone precursor emissions and during summer when stagnant meteorological conditions with high insolation and ...

  • Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2010

    Ozone is a 'secondary' pollutant formed in the lower part of the atmosphere (the troposphere) from complex photochemical reactions following emissions of precursor gases such as nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds. Ozone is a powerful oxidising agent and one of the air pollutants of most concern in Europe. In Europe, ozone concentrations are also influenced by emissions in other ...

  • Weekday/Weekend Differences in Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations in Atlanta and the Southeastern United States

    Abstract The authors quantified changes between mean weekday and weekend ambient concentrations of ozone (O3) precursors (volatile organic compounds [VOC], carbon monoxide [CO], nitric oxide, and oxides of nitrogen [NOx]) in Atlanta and surrounding areas to observe how weekend precursor emission levels influenced ambient O3 levels. The authors analyzed CO, nitric oxide (NO), and NOx ...

  • Biological wastewater treatment followed by physicochemical treatment for the removal of fluorinated surfactants

    Perfluorinated surfactants (PFS) have become compounds of high concern during the last decade. While “conventional surfactants” are degraded to a great extent in the biological wastewater treatment process, partly or perfluorinated surfactants are not only stable against biodegradation but also against oxidizing agents, they even resist OH-radical attacks. Our objectives were to eliminate the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Air pollution in Europe 1990-2004

    Overall picture This report analyses and presents changes in air pollutant emissions and their possible health or ecosystem impacts in Europe covering the period 1990–2004. Emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially during the period 1990–2004 in the 32 EEA member countries (EEA-32), resulting in improved air quality over the region. However, ambient concentrations of particulate ...

  • Global megatrends assessment - Extended background analysis complementing the SOER 2015 `Assessment of global megatrends`

    Context and use of this report In March 2015, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published its five-yearly flagship report, The European environment — state and outlook 2015 (SOER 2015). The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the European environment's state, trends and prospects, and places it in a global context. It informs European environmental policy ...

  • US EPA airmOzone TESTS

    The US EPA leads Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations programs (PAMS) for more than 15 years and many equipments used at PAMS sites are old and need to be replaced. That is why US EPA has conducted a material review of fully automatic GC units able to by analyze the 56 VOC ozone precursors of the PAMS list. They planned to perform an evaluation in two steps : - Laboratory evaluation of ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Thermal Power - Guidelines for New Plants Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

    Despite considerable improvements in the past decades, Europe is still far from achieving levels of air quality that do not pose unacceptable risks to humans and the environment. Air pollution is the top environmental risk factor of premature death in Europe; it increases the incidence of a wide range of diseases and has several environmental impacts, damaging vegetation and ecosystems. This ...

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

  • Composting releases less air pollution than previously thought - study

    A new study funded by the California Integrated Waste Board (CIWMB) indicates that well-managed composting of green waste and food waste releases significantly less air pollution than previously thought. The study also demonstrates that a relatively inexpensive management technique - covering active compost piles with a layer of finished compost - may lower air emissions even further, by as ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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