Volatile Hydrocarbons in the Atmosphere
Instructor: Dr. Viney P. Aneja
Professor, Air Quality
Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8208
(919) 515-7808 Telephone
(919) 515-7802 Fax
1. Lecture notes
2. “Chemistry of the Natural Atmosphere:, Chapter 6, Academic Press, Peter Warneck, 1988.
3. “Acidic Deposition: State of Science and Technology”, National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program, 1990
4. Selected Research Articles
Air pollution and its impact on air quality are a major area of environmental concern. This course will provide the students with a background in the fundamentals of volatile hydrocarbons in the atmosphere, and their reaction rates. Both anthropogenic and natural emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) will be discussed together with their role in ozone and photochemical oxidant/smog formation. Also to be discussed will be reaction products of these compounds, some of which form toxic or hazardous air pollutants, for example the formation of carbonyls.