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Author Olaguer, Eduardo P. (Eduardo Pantig), author

Title Atmospheric impacts of the oil and gas industry / Eduardo P. Olaguer (Houston Advanced Research Center, The Woodlands, TX, United States)
Published Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier , [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 158 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Front Cover; Atmospheric Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industry; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Definition of the Problem; I. The Issues that Matter; 1 A Brief History of Oil and Gas Development From an Environmental Perspective; The Rise of Unconventional Resources; Investigations of Environmental and Health Impacts; References; 2 Overview of Oil and Gas Processes and Their Emissions to Air; Emission Source Categories; Exploration and Production; Gathering and Processing; Gas and Liquid Separation; Glycol Dehydration; Methanol Injection; Particulate Filtering
5 Particulate Matter and Surface DepositionParticulate Matter Standards; Primary Particulates From Oil and Gas Activities; Secondary Aerosol; Particle Deposition and Ecosystem Impacts; References; 6 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Impacts; The Physics of Climate Change; Global Warming Potential; Methane Leakage; CO2 from Global Gas Flaring; Tropospheric Ozone; References; II. Tools for Crafting Solutions; 7 Emission Inventories; Importance of Emissions Quantification; Overview of Current Emissions Estimation Techniques; Source Sampling; Emission Factors; Computer Models
Engineering CalculationsLeak Measurement During the Fort Worth Natural Gas Air Quality Study; Flare Emission Factors; A Storage Tank Emissions Model; Blowdown Emissions Estimated From the Displacement Equation; Extrapolation to the Basin Scale; Wellhead Compressors; Flaring; Growth and Control Factors; Midstream Point Source Permits; New Source Review; Title V; References; 8 Ambient Air Monitoring and Remote Sensing; Monitoring Application Types; Mapping and Surveying; Baseline and Trend Monitoring; Source Attribution and Emissions Quantification; Sampling Strategies
Gas Sweetening and Sulfur RecoveryHydrocarbon Recovery; Blowdown; Combustion; Storage and Transmission; Waste Disposal; Oil and Gas Supply Chains; References; 3 Toxic Air Pollution on Neighborhood Scales; An Invisible Threat; The Measurement Dilemma; Alleged Health Effects of Oil and Gas Site Emissions; Reactive Chemicals and Mixtures; References; 4 Urban and Regional Ozone; Atmospheric Ozone and the US National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Ozone Photochemistry; Factors Affecting Regional Ozone; Oil and Gas Development and Urban Ozone Nonattainment; The Cold Ozone Phenomenon; References
Mobile Platforms With Real-Time SensorsRemote Sensing; Distributed Sensor Networks; Advanced Measurement Technologies; Optical Techniques; Ionization Techniques; Other Chemical Techniques; References; 9 Data Assimilation and Inverse Modeling; The Emergence of Data Assimilation; An Eulerian Forward and Adjoint Transport Model; Demonstration of the Adjoint Method in an Oil and Gas Application; Data Assimilation in a Gaussian Dispersion Model; References; 10 Photochemical Simulation; Atmospheric Transformations; The HARC Chemical Mechanism; The HARC Chemical Solver; The HARC Chemical Adjoint
Summary This book provides the most up-to-date scientific and technological methods available to quantify oil and gas industry emissions and atmospheric impacts in a manner that is relevant to the development of, compliance with, and enforcement of effective policy and regulations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Air -- Pollution -- Standards.
Gas industry -- Environmental aspects.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0128018585 (ebk)