Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques, and Applications. Second Edition, PA Baron, K Willeke, eds., New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2001 Sep; :821-844
Goals for ambient sampling for suspended particulate matter include (1) determining compliance with air quality standards; (2) evaluating the extent and causes of high mass concentrations, deposition, and visibility impairment; (3) enhancing understanding of the chemical and physical properties of atmospheric pollution; (4) apportioning the chemical constituents of suspended particulate matter to their emitting sources; and (5) evaluating adverse health effects. A sampling system that serves one objective does not necessarily meet the needs of other objectives. Most notably, filter samplers designed to determine compliance with mass-based air quality standards have limited applicability to sampling for chemical characterization, hourly and daily sequential sampling, quantification of volatile aerosols, and particle sizing.
Sampling; Air-sampling; Air-quality; Air-quality-monitoring; Pollution; Samplers
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Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques, and Applications. Second Edition