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A chemiluminescence detector for ozone measurement.
Carroll-HB Jr.; Dimitriades-B; Ray-RM
NTIS: PB 210 990 :1-17
An ozone detector was built and evaluated for its applicability in smog-chamber studies. The detection method is based on the reaction of ozone with ethylene and the measurement of resultant chemiluminescence. In the first phase of evaluation, the detector's response to ozone was studied as a function of several instrument parameters, and optimum conditions were defined for the maximum and most stable responses to ozone. In subsequent evaluations, the method was checked for sensitivity, precision, and interferences and was compared with two alternative methods. Results showed the chemiluminescence method to be acceptably sensitive and precise for smog-chamber studies and superior to the mast ozone meter and ki (colorimetric 1-percent neutral potassium iodide method) methods in that it is specific for ozone. Work done under an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 210 990
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