Accession Number : AD0758587

Title :   Comparison of Mobile Source Emission from Aircraft, Automobiles, Buses, Trucks, Railroads, and Electric Trains (Project Eagle).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J EAGLETON INST OF POLITICS

Personal Author(s) : Bright,Cooper ; Lamminen,Toivo ; Hanko,Kenneth ; Mullaly,James

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 450

Abstract : The study compares mobile source emissions from aircraft, automobiles, buses, trucks, railroads, and electric trains within the continental United States during the period 1940-1980. This includes air pollution created by operations of air carriers and military and general aviation aircraft. The pollutants considered for all these modes of transportation are carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides and, in addition, for electric trains, pollutant values for sulfur oxides and particulates. It is demonstrated that for the period 1940-1980 public carriers including air transportation show significantly less air pollution than autos both in grams per passenger mile and total tons. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*AIR POLLUTION, *TRANSPORTATION), AIRCRAFT, PASSENGER VEHICLES, CARGO VEHICLES, RAILROADS, CARBON MONOXIDE, HYDROCARBONS, NITROGEN OXIDES, OXIDIZERS, PARTICLES, SULFUR COMPOUNDS, PREDICTIONS, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE