Advanced Air Quality Control
Given what we have learned to date regarding hydrocarbons, aerosols, and the ambient air environment, consider Godish, Davis, and Fu’s (2015) discussion in Chapter 6 regarding painted substrates of automobiles and structures.
Oilfield companies are known for keeping a well-serviced fleet of trucks for their staff employees, including often replacing these trucks for aesthetic purposes in order to maintain a strong marketing position within their competitive marketplace of client oil and gas producers. One of the most notable deteriorations in oilfield service vehicles (with relatively little age and mileage) is the exterior paint coating of the vehicle.
1. What air pollutants might be responsible for the deterioration of the vehicle paint color, luster, and integrity?
Carefully explain your answer from a chemical perspective.