WIT Press

Estimate Of Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions From Vegetation In Regional Air Quality Management Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990411

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,166 kb

Author(s)

C. Trozzi and R. Vaccaro

Abstract

The paper describes a complete methodology and related computer software developed following EMEP-Corinair indication and discusses the problem of the use of a realistic set of temperature dependence functions. In the methodology proposed, emissions are estimated for nineteen vegetal classes (oaks, poplar, pine, etc.), three altimetric classes (plain, hill, mountain), twelve month and three VOC classes (isoprene, monoterpenes, other compounds). The estimate uses vegetation area, default foliar biomass densities, emission factors, correction factors for temperature variation and correction factors for photosintetically active solar radiation. The sensitivity of the model in the use of different values for temperature and solar radiation correction

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