Significance of particulate emissions
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. K. Burchard
Publication Year: 1975

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • gases
  • health factors
  • particulates
  • pollution
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38639
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13249
TTRS Location Status: In-file
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The advancement of technology relating to particulate emissions is pointed out as a significant aspect of this nation's air pollution control efforts. Important factors include the ability of particulates: to cause poor visibility, to constitute a health hazard, to act as transport vehicles for gaseous pollutants, and (for some) to be highly active both chemically and cataytically. Attention is drawn to fine particulates (those with diameters less than about 3 microns) as an object of special attention within the general problem area. Recent EPA evaluations have indicated the effectiveness, under proper conditions, of advanced precipitators for fine particulate control.

Burchard, J. K. 1975. Significance of particulate emissions. Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association, v. 25, no. 2, p. 99-100.