Measurements of the speciation of ozone precursor from Kaoping petrochemical/industrial area in Taiwan

Chin Hsing Lai, Yee-Lin Wu, Ching Ho Lin, Shu Hsing Yeh

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Abstract

The vertical distribution of non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) and VOC concentration at a petrochemical/industrial area in Kaoping, Taiwan, were measured via vertical profile sampling. High concentrations of NMHC and ethylene at l00 m altitude were observed. The emission sources should be related to the unusual emission of waste-gas flare containing ethylene process. NMHC emission from waste-gas flare should be considered to estimate the exact emission sources at the petrochemical/industrial area. A lot of high photochemical ozone creation potential VOC species were detected in ambient, and the maximum concentration exceeded 50 ppb, including ethylene, methyl-cyclopentane, toluene, ethylbenzene, and 2,4-dimethylpentane. These VOC species should be related to the high concentration of local ozone pollution occurred at the petrochemical/industrial area. Most of the detected VOC species from this measurement was neglected by the emission database of Taiwan EPA. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 103rd AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition (Calgary, Alberta, Canada 6/22-25/2010).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010 - Manuscripts/Extended Abstracts
Pages6290-6295
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: 2010 Jun 222010 Jun 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Volume8
ISSN (Print)1052-6102

Other

Other103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period10-06-2210-06-25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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    Lai, C. H., Wu, Y-L., Lin, C. H., & Yeh, S. H. (2010). Measurements of the speciation of ozone precursor from Kaoping petrochemical/industrial area in Taiwan. In 103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010 - Manuscripts/Extended Abstracts (pp. 6290-6295). (Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA; Vol. 8).