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Q. What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to the rest of the world? What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to other countries in the world. I don't mean amount of alcohol consumed, but alcohol addiction/dependency. Links to your sources would be appreciated. Cheers! (pun intended)

A. here is a link to a CDC table about drinking hobbits of Americans:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus07.pdf#068
here is an article about it, and it gives good links also:
http://www.articlesbase.com/self-help-articles/alcoholism-statistics-enlightening-experience-for-everyone-540401.html

Q. where would i find list of all the "clean" cities and the rates of air pollution ...?

A. i don't know about a list of "good" cities, but i know a list of the worse cities for Asthmatic people!-
http://www.webmd.com/asthma/news/20050215/americas-worst-asthma-cities

Q. I was wondering the rate at which alcohol induces brain damage. I am not an alcoholic and I use to drink only on weekends. I was wondering the rate at which alcohol induces brain damage; I know that over some years, damage occurs, but does anything happen after a month of drinking on weekends?

A. HI WAYLON;just want to add my two cents here,EVERYTIME YOU TAKE A DRINK IT KILLS BRAIN CELL,I CANT TILL YOU HOW MANY---mrfoot56

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The analysis of information provided in Table 4 has revealed that evaporation changes fuel composition as well as its important physical and chemical characteristics, such as fractional composition, flash temperature, an octane number, density and the total content of aromatic hydrocarbons.
Ethanol as an octane number and combustion improver with a small amount of stabilized water in the petrol blend enhances the combustion and reduces the toxic components concentration in emissions.
The fuels having a high octane number tend to detonate less (sudden combustibility happens due to pressure) and any control system of a modern car engine may use this advantage because it can regulate the ignition moment.
Furthermore, such oxygen compounds increase the octane number of petrol.
Diesel: Based on state standards ELDA Minimum octane number 45, free from impurities in water, containing a maximum sulfur impurities to 0.
As a blending stock, its advantages include a high octane number, and absence of sulfur or aromatic compounds such as benzene or toluene.
The refinery will: (a) make 120,000,000 gal/yr of 110 octane number, fuel-grade alcohol; (b) diversify the economy of Northern Ontario; and (c) reduce Canada's transportation fuel costs.
This information is used to ensure fuel performance quality, product value, and octane number.
Octane number is a measurement of antiknock performance of gasoline -- the higher the octane number, the greater the gasoline's resistance to knock, also known as pre-ignition or "ping".
The Molex unit uses UOP's Molecular Sieve technology to extract and recycle normal paraffins and further increase the product octane number.
While processing the full range R-FCC naphtha stream, the octane loss, especially in Motor Octane Number (MON), will be minimized by the use of the selective SCANfining catalyst.