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Title Environmental anomalies at the World Trade Center: evidence for energetic materials
Keywords World Trade Center, EPA, 1-3-diphenylpropane, Aluminothermics, Energetic nanocomposites, Volatile organic chemicals
Publication Date 2008/08/04
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Authors Kevin R. Ryan, James R. Gourley, Steven E. Jones
Number of Pages 8
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Journal The Environmentalist
Journal Issue Volume 29, Number 1 (2009), 56-63
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doi 10.1007/s10669-008-9182-4
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Abstract: Investigators monitoring air quality at the World Trade Center, after the September 11th attacks, found extremely high levels of volatile organic chemicals as well as unusual species that had never been seen before in structure fires. Data collected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicate striking spikes in levels of benzene, styrene, and several other products of combustion. These spikes occurred on specific dates in October and November 2001, and February 2002. Additionally, data collected by researchers at the University of California Davis showed similar spikes in the levels of sulfur and silicon compounds, and certain metals, in aerosols. To better explain these data, as well as the unusual detection of 1,3-diphenylpropane, the presence of energetic nanocomposites in the pile at Ground Zero is hypothesized.

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Abstract URL +
AuthorsKevin R. Ryan +, James R. Gourley + and Steven E. Jones +
Doi10.1007/s10669-008-9182-4 +
JournalThe Environmentalist +
Journal IssueVolume 29, Number 1 (2009), 56-63 +
KeywordsWorld Trade Center +, EPA +, 1-3-diphenylpropane +, Aluminothermics +, Energetic nanocomposites + and Volatile organic chemicals +
Number of Pages8 +
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Publication Date4 August 2008 +
TitleEnvironmental anomalies at the World Trade Center: evidence for energetic materials +
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