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Assessment report on cumene for developing ambient air quality objectives

Description

Ambient air quality objectives are established as part of the Alberta air quality management system. The purpose of this assessment report was to provide a review of scientific and technical information to assist in evaluating the basis and background for an ambient air quality objective for cumene. Cumene is a colourless, flammable, and volatile liquid with a sharp aromatic odour. It is nearly insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol and other solvents. This substance is found in crude oil, gasoline, solvents, plants (essential oils), food, and cigarette smoke. Cumene is primarily used for the synthesis of acetone and phenol, and also used as a catalyst for acrylic polyester resins and as a solvent in the automobile and printing industries.

Tags
Air quality Cumene air pollution environmental protection

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

69 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Contributor

Guigard, Selma

Contributor

Kindzierski, Warren

Contributor

Purtill, Colleen

Contributor

Schulz, Jason

Contributor

Vidmar, John

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2004-01-11

Date Added

2016-01-26T22:38:33.155781

Date Modified

2004-01-11

Date Issued

2004-01-11

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778539253

ISBN (print)

0778539237

NEOS catalogue key

3062531

Local Identifier

T/770

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks