Emissions

Emissions - Basic Overview

A set of introductory slides on air pollution emissions and control technologies has been provided, courtesy of Dr. Christian Seigneur. These slides are the basis of his 2019 book: Air Pollution - Concepts, Theory, and Applications.

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Air Quality Impact of Wildland Fires

The smoke produced during wildland fires is one of the most disturbing consequences of these events with large amounts of gaseous and particulate (e.g., PM10) compounds emitted to the atmosphere and strongly impacting air quality and human health.

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Transportation - High and Super-High Emitters

These slides present a basic introduction to the issue of high and super-high vehicle emitters of volatile organic carbons, using California data.

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Transportation - Vehicle Refueling Emissions

Slides from the US EPA presenting Refueling Emission Inventories and Regulatory Policy. The presentation was prepared by Glenn W. Passavant, Ingevity Corporation, North Charleston, SC.

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Transportation - Internal Combustion Processes

These slides present a basic introduction to the internal combustion processes used in a motor vehicle burning hydrocarbons and the enormous improvements achieved in the last decades in reducing emissions from volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides.

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Anthropogenic Sources - Power Plants

Power plant emissions originate from 1) burning fuel; 2) producing the fuel; and 3) transporting the fuels. The most significant health impacts from producing electricity come from the air emissions from burning fossil fuels, in particular, though not exclusively, from coal-burning power plants.

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Anthropogenic Sources - Indoor

A complete introduction to indoor air quality is available at the US EPA site. In particular, the main indoor air pollutants are asbestos, biological pollutants, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde/pressed wood products, lead, and more.

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