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Tank atmosphere perturbation: a procedure for assessing flashing losses from oil storage tanks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12661694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new procedure to measure the total volume of emissions from heavy crude oil storage tanks is described. Tank flashing losses, which are difficult to measure, can be determined by correcting this value for working and breathing losses. The procedure uses a fan or blower to vent the headspace of the storage tank, with subsequent monitoring of the change in concentrations of oxygen or other gases. Combined with a separate determination of the reactive organic carbon (ROC) fraction in the gas, this method allows the evaluation of the total amount of ROC emitted. The operation of the system is described, and results from measurement of several storage tanks in California oil fields are presented. Our measurements are compared with those obtained using the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 150 method.
David Littlejohn; Donald Lucas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995)     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1096-2247     ISO Abbreviation:  J Air Waste Manag Assoc     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-28     Completed Date:  2003-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503111     Medline TA:  J Air Waste Manag Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Carbon / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Petroleum; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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