Srivastava, Anjali and Majumdar, Dipanjali (2010) Emission Inventory of evaporative emissions of VOCs in Four metro cities In India. Environmental Monitoring and assessment, 160 (1-4). pp. 315-322. ISSN 0167-6369, ESSN: 1573-2959

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High concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ambient air of urban areas stress the need for the control of VOC emissions due to the toxic and carcinogenic nature of many VOCs commonly encountered in urban air. Emission inventories are an essential tool in the management of local air quality, which provide a listing of sources of air pollutant emissions within a specific area over a specified period of time. This study intended to provide a level IV emission inventory as par the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) definition for evaporative VOC emissions in the metro cities of India namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. The vehicular evaporative emissions are found to be the largest contributor to the total evaporative emissions of hydrocarbons followed by evaporative losses related to petrol loading and unloading activities. Besides vehicle-related activities, other major sources contributing to evaporative emissions of hydrocarbons are surface coating, dry cleaning, graphical art applications, A. Srivastava (B) · D. (née Som) Majumdar National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Kolkata Zonal Centre, i-8, Sector C, East Kolkata Area Development Project, P.O East Kolkata Township, Kolkata 700107, India e-mail:, printing (newspaper and computer), and the use of consumer products. Various specific preventive measures are also recommended for reducing the emissions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emission Inventory; VOCs; India; NMHCs
Subjects: Air Pollution
Depositing User: Dr Dipanjali Majumdar
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 05:10
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 05:12

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