Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook: Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook

Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air, 1st Edition

By Chester W. Spicer, Sydney M. Gordon, Thomas J. Kelly, Michael W. Holdren, R. Mukund

CRC Press

240 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook: Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air provides a comprehensive review of the 188 compounds and compound classes designated as Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, with a specific focus on their potential presence in ambient air. The relevant chemical and physical properties of the compounds are discussed and tabulated, and suitable methods for their measurement in ambient air are identified. A survey of measurements of ambient HAP concentrations is provided for use in historical comparisons and for evaluating the current human health risks from these chemicals. Finally, the book reviews the atmospheric reactions that control the lifetime and fate of the HAPs in ambient air, and summarizes the current knowledge about their transformation products.


"The book will indeed serve the needs of a broad range of professionals responsible for emission monitoring, risk assessment, and permitting and compliance duties."

G.F. Bennett, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 96, January 2003

"The authors provide a succinct summary of the history of the development of the HAP list. Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook: Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air is a concise, easy to use, ready-reference text. This book would be a valuable addition to libraries with collections in the environmental and atmospheric sciences, and would be a useful tool for environmental regulators and consultants."

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Table of Contents

Hazardous Air Pollutants: A Brief Introduction


The List of Hazardous Air Pollutants

Impact of the HAPs List

Organization of Information in this Book


The Title III Hazardous Air Pollutants: Classification and Basic Properties

The 188 Hazardous Air Pollutants: Diversity and Derivation

Some Common Features of the Title III HAPs

Chemical and Physical Properties of the 188 HAPs

Polarizability and Water Solubility as Defining Characteristics of Polar and NonPolar VOCs


Measurement Methods for the 188 Hazardous Air Pollutants in Ambient Air



Survey Approach

Status of Current Methods

HAPs Method Development: Future Directions


Concentrations of the 188 HAPs in Ambient Air


Survey Procedures

Ambient Air Concentrations of HAPs

Data Gaps

Recent Data for High Priority HAPs



Atmospheric Transformation Products of Clean Air Act Title III Hazardous Air Pollutants


Experimental Approaches for the Study of HAP Transformations

Hazardous Air Pollutant Transformations

Transformations of 33 Urban Air Toxics

Transformations of Other Atmospheric Chemicals





Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General