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Rate constants and atmospheric transformations of Air Force VOCs
Author(s): Ray Wells; Steve Baxley; Dale Williams
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Paper Abstract

Advances in spectroscopic techniques have led to a better understanding of the atmospheric chemistry of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Two important atmospheric properties of VOC's are the hydroxyl radical (OH(DOT)) rate constant and OH(DOT)/VOC reaction products. Gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy/infrared spectroscopy are currently used in our laboratory to obtain this data. The OH(DOT) rate constant and reaction products have been investigated for 2-ethoxyethyl acetate (CH3C(equalsO)OCH2CH2OCH2CH3), a paint thinner and paint component. Using the spectroscopic techniques mentioned above, the first detailed atmospheric reaction mechanism for 2-ethoxyethyl acetate will be presented. New areas of atmospheric research utilizing spectroscopic techniques will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2835, Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation, (26 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259768
Show Author Affiliations
Ray Wells, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Steve Baxley, Applied Research Associates (United States)
Dale Williams, Applied Research Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2835:
Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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