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Title: Investigation of MTBE and aromatic compound concentrations at a gas service station.
Authors: Lin, Chi-Wen
Song-Bor Chiang
San-Ju Lu
Contributors: 國立臺灣海洋大學:地球科學研究所
Date: 2005-06
Issue Date: 2019-01-10T02:49:14Z
Publisher: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Abstract: Abstract: Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) has been used as a fuel additive at levels of 2-11% in Taiwan for the past decade. The purpose of this additive is to enhance the octane, replace the use of lead-based anti-knock gasoline additives and reduce aromatic hydrocarbons. However, it is possible that oxygenated fuel has a potential health impact. To determine the air quality impact of MTBE, measurements were made of ambient MTBE and other gasoline constituents at a service station. Additionally, environmental conditions (wind speed, wind direction, and temperature, etc.) that could affect concentrations of emission constituents were measured. Gas samples were analyzed for target MTBE and volatile organic compounds, e.g., benzene and toluene. Ambient samples were collected using Tenax adsorbent tubes for mass spectrometric analysis at a service station located in Changhua County, Taiwan. The resulting measured ambient air concentrations were compared with Taiwan's regulatory standards for hazardous air pollutants. Subsequently, the factors controlling the formation of high-VOC levels at the service station and in the residential neighborhoods were identified. Additionally, the results can provide the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Taiwan with useful information and prompt them to mandate this gas service station to install a refueling vapor recovery system.
Relation: 105(1-3) pp.327-339
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw:8080/ir/handle/987654321/51972
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