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Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook : Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air - Chester W. Spicer

Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook

Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9781566705714
Number Of Pages: 240

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Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook: Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air provides a comprehensive review of the 188 compounds and compound classes designated as Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, with a specific focus on their potential presence in ambient air. The relevant chemical and physical properties of the compounds are discussed and tabulated, and suitable methods for their measurement in ambient air are identified. A survey of measurements of ambient HAP concentrations is provided for use in historical comparisons and for evaluating the current human health risks from these chemicals. Finally, the book reviews the atmospheric reactions that control the lifetime and fate of the HAPs in ambient air, and summarizes the current knowledge about their transformation products.

"The book will indeed serve the needs of a broad range of professionals responsible for emission monitoring, risk assessment, and permitting and compliance duties." G.F. Bennett, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 96, January 2003 "The authors provide a succinct summary of the history of the development of the HAP list. Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook: Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air is a concise, easy to use, ready-reference text. This book would be a valuable addition to libraries with collections in the environmental and atmospheric sciences, and would be a useful tool for environmental regulators and consultants." E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 2 Promo Copy

Hazardous Air Pollutants: A Brief Introduction
Backgroundp. 1
The List of Hazardous Air Pollutantsp. 2
Impact of the HAPs Listp. 8
Organization of Information in this Bookp. 9
Referencesp. 10
The Title III Hazardous Air Pollutants: Classification and Basic Properties
The 188 hazardous Air Pollutants: Diversity and Derivationp. 11
Some Common Features of the Title III HAPsp. 11
Chemical and Physical Properties of the 188 HAPSp. 12
Polarizability and Water Solubility as Defining Characteristics of Polar and Nonpolar VOCsp. 13
Appendixp. 23
Measurement Methods for the 188 Hazardous Air Pollutants in Ambient Air
Introductionp. 55
Backgroundp. 56
Survey Approachp. 57
Status of Current Methodsp. 59
HAPs Method Development: Future Directionsp. 60
Summaryp. 62
Referencesp. 62
Appendixp. 65
Concentrations of the 188 HAPs in Ambient Air
Introductionp. 127
Survey Proceduresp. 127
Ambient Air Concentrations of HAPsp. 129
Data Gapsp. 131
Recent Data for High Priority HAPsp. 134
Summaryp. 134
Referencesp. 134
Appendixp. 136
Atmospheric Transformation Products of Clean Air Act Title III Hazardous Air Pollutants
Introductionp. 175
Experimental Approaches for the Study of HAP Transformationsp. 176
Hazardous Air Pollutant Transformationsp. 179
Transformations of 33 high priority HAPsp. 182
Transformations of Other Atmospheric Chemicalsp. 183
Summaryp. 184
Referencesp. 185
Appendixp. 187
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9781566705714
ISBN-10: 1566705711
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.06 x 18.39  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1