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Nature of odor components in diesel exhaust.
J Air Pollution Control Assoc 1969 Oct; 19(10):773-777
A human panel performed odor assessments in studying raw and modified diesel exhaust and synthetic blends representing portions of diesel exhaust. Their assessments were used in determining odorant identity and quantitative contribution to exhaust odor. Low molecular weight aldehydes appear to contribute little to diesel odors. The sulfur and nitrogen oxides have been examined as odorants, but of these apparently only nitrogen dioxide is a potential odor contributor.
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Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association
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