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Photochemical oxidant air pollution a report of the Air Management Sector Group on the problem of photochemical oxidants and their precursors in the atmosphere. by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Air Management Sector Group.

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Published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, sold by OECD Publications Center] in Paris, [Washington .
Written in English


  • Photochemical smog.,
  • Photochemical oxidants -- Environmental aspects.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsTD884.3 .O73 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4935441M
ISBN 109264113932
LC Control Number76362462

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The volume includes: basic introductions to the biochemistry and physics of biogenic and anthropogenic production of photochemical oxidant precursors; room-temperature rate coefficients for gas-phase reactions as an aid to intercomparison; the synthesis of recent observations of photochemical oxidants over all spatial and temporal scales of interest; and Cited by: Photochemical oxidants are secondary air pollutants formed under the influence of sunlight by complex photochemical reactions in air which contains nitrogen oxides and reactive hydrocarbons as precursors. The most adverse components formed by photochemical reactions in polluted air are ozone (0). Describes the observed behaviour of photochemical oxidants, especially ozone, on the urban, regional and global scales. The volume includes basic introductions to the biochemistry and physics of Read more. Photochemistry of Air Pollution provides information pertinent to air pollution and atmospheric chemistry. This book discusses the photochemical reactions produced by sunlight may convert relatively harmless pollutants into substances that constitute a nuisance, create possible health hazard, and cause economic problem to humans.

Air pollution information designed to aid in the developing of techniques to forecast meteorological conditions which could produce photochemical problems is presented. These pollutants result from complex chemical reactions and their character can . Air Pollution by Photochemical Oxidants, Edited by Robert Guderian, with contributions by K.H. Becker, W. Fricke, R. Guderian, J.L. Lobeo, R. Rabe, J. Schurath & D.T Author: Michael Treshow. Pollution. The yield and quality of flowers, fruits, cones, and seeds often are decreased by exposure to pollutants in the air and soil. For example, photochemical oxidants reduced yields of oranges and lemons by as much as half because of premature leaf and fruit drop (Thompson and Taylor, ). air pollution, contamination of the air by noxious gases and minute particles of solid and liquid matter (particulates) in concentrations that endanger health. the photochemical oxidants, among them ozone and the eye-stinging peroxyacetylnitrate (PAN). Nitrogen oxides also react with oxygen in the air to form nitrogen dioxide, a foul.

This chapter emphasizes the use of animal models that can be rendered more susceptible to air pollution health effects. Much of the understanding of the toxicity of major air pollutants, such as tropospheric ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter. There has never been a greater interest in the subject matter of this book, with growing concern in many parts of the world over the effects of photochemical oxidants on health, ecosystems, agriculture and materials as well as their role in the formation of other secondary forms of air pollution, notably those resulting in 'acid rain'. Get this from a library! Photochemical oxidants and air pollution: an annotated bibliography. [Air Pollution Technical Information Center.] -- About references, intended as a balanced sample of available literature mostly from the period Foreign literature is included. Entries are arranged under topics. Author, title. photochemical oxidants General description Sources Ozone (O3) is a strong oxidizing agent. In the troposphere, it is formed through a complex series of reactions involving the action of sunlight on nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and hydrocarbons. There are no significant anthropogenic emissions of ozone. Ozone-producing.