2001 Progress Report: Development of the “Leland Legacy” Air Sampling Pump

EPA Grant Number: R828678C007
Subproject: this is subproject number 007 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R824834
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC)
Center Director: Beskid, Craig
Title: Development of the “Leland Legacy” Air Sampling Pump
Investigators: Hall, Peter
Institution: SKC Inc.
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: January 2, 2001 through December 31, 2005 (Extended to December 31, 2008)
Project Period Covered by this Report: January 2, 2001 through December 31, 2002
RFA: Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC) (1997) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , Targeted Research

Objective:

The purpose of this project is to develop a personal air-sampling pump with the following specifications:

1. The pump will draw 10 liters of air per minute against a pressure drop of 12 inches of water, operating continuously for 24 hours from a rechargeable battery pack.

2. The design will be optimized for quiet operation and low power, with a low noise level.

3. The pump will contain sophisticated control and data logging capabilities.

4. This device will be lightweight, user-friendly, and compatible with Dr. Sioutas’ sampler.

Progress Summary:

This project was initiated by the Center in October 2000, under a previous grant (Grant No. R824834C007), and it will be continued under this follow-on grant. The project was developed in response to NUATRC RFP 2000-01 "Development of a High Efficiency Pump for the Personal Particulate Matter Monitor." Within 60 days of signing the contract, SKC provided an appropriate quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) plan that is in compliance with the NUATRC and EPA QA/QC procedures.

Significant progress has been made with the development of the pump. The initial design phase has been completed. The pumping mechanism has been designed, and the machined prototype has been produced. The prototye was refined to achieve required flow range, and the power consumption and noise were reduced to minimum levels. The flow control sensor and electronics were designed, as well as the microprocessor-based control system.

Production of the first sampler prototype has been completed. The case and battery pack were designed. The first prototype sampler was built from machined parts. Microprocessor software was developed to allow performance testing.

A working unit/sample pump was demonstrated at the October 2001 NUATRC Scientific Advisory Panel-Investigators' Meeting in Chapel Hill, NC.

Future Activities:

· Case design and mold tools are not yet completed. The initial design drawings were sent to the mold tool suppliers for evaluation and price quote. The feedback from the mold tool suppliers suggested parts of the design that could be improved. SKC has heeded these improvements and is working closely with the mold tool vendors. Consequently, a delay in the production of the molded cases will occur. They are expected to be delivered to SKC, Inc., in early January 2002.

· SKC has decided to develop all its future pumps based on the electronics developed for the Leland Legacy pump. SKC expects to launch the pump at the Association for Industrial Hygiene Meeting to be held in June 2002, in San Diego, CA.


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Journal Article Misra C, Singh M, Shen S, Sioutas C, Hall PM. Development and evaluation of a personal cascade impactor sampler (PCIS). Journal of Aerosol Science 2002;33(7):1027-1047. R828678C007 (2001)
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    exposure assessments, air sampling, monitoring, exposure., RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, PHYSICAL ASPECTS, Air, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, POLLUTANTS/TOXICS, Air Pollution, particulate matter, air toxics, Health Risk Assessment, Chemicals, Air Pollution Effects, Risk Assessments, Biochemistry, Environmental Monitoring, Physical Processes, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Risk Assessment, health effects, urban air quality, urban air, air pollutants, epidemiology, human health effects, aerosol particles, atmospheric particles, exposure, air sampling pump, air sampling, chemical composition, chemical detection techniques, human exposure, lung inflamation, particulate exposure, environmental contaminants, personal cascade impactor sampler, urban air pollution, human health, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), airborne urban contaminants, biomarker, human health risk, cardiovascular disease

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    R824834    Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R824834C001 Air Toxics Exposures Among Teenagers in New York City and Los Angeles - A Columbia-Harvard Study (TEACH)
    R824834C002 Cardiopulmonary Response to Particulate Exposure
    R824834C003 VOC Exposure in an Industry Impacted Community
    R824834C004 A Study of Personal Exposure to Air Toxics Among a Subset of the Residential U.S. Population (VOC Project)
    R824834C005 Methods Development Project for a Study of Personal Exposures to Toxic Air Pollutants
    R824834C006 Relationship Between Indoor, Outdoor and Personal Air (RIOPA)
    R824834C007 Development of the "Leland Legacy" Air Sampling Pump
    R824834C008 Source Apportionment of Indoor Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Urban Residences
    R824834C009 Development of a Personal Cascade Impactor Sampler (PCIS)
    R824834C010 Testing the Metals Hypothesis in Spokane
    R828678C001 Air Toxics Exposures Among Teenagers in New York City and Los Angeles—A Columbia-Harvard Study (TEACH)
    R828678C002 Cardiopulmonary Effects of Metal-Containing Particulate Exposure
    R828678C003 VOC Exposure in an Industry Impacted Community
    R828678C004 A Study of Personal Exposure to Air Toxics Among a Subset of the Residential U.S. Population (VOC Project)
    R828678C005 Oxygenated Urban Air Toxics and Asthma Variability in Middle School Children: A Panel Study (ATAC–Air Toxics and Asthma in Children)
    R828678C006 Relationship between Indoor, Outdoor and Personal Air (RIOPA). Part II: Analyses of Concentrations of Particulate Matter Species
    R828678C007 Development of the “Leland Legacy” Air Sampling Pump
    R828678C008 Source Apportionment of Indoor PAHs in Urban Residences 98-03B
    R828678C009 Development of a Personal Cascade Impactor Sampler (PCIS)
    R828678C010 Testing the Metals Hypothesis in Spokane
    R828678C011 A Pilot Geospatial Analysis of Exposure to Air Pollutants (with Special Attention to Air Toxics) and Hospital Admissions in Harris County, Texas
    R828678C012 Impact of Exposure to Urban Air Toxics on Asthma Utilization for the Pediatric Medicaid Population in Dearborn, Michigan
    R828678C013 Field Validation of the Sioutas Sampler and Leland Legacy Pump – Joint Project with EPA’s Environmental Technology Validation Program (ETV)
    R828678C014 Performance Evaluation of the 3M Charcoal Vapor Monitor for Monitor Low Ambient Concentrations of VOCs
    R828678C015 RIOPA Database Development
    R828678C016 Contributions of Outdoor PM Sources to Indoor and Personal Exposures: Analysis of PM Species Concentrations” Focused on the PM Speciation and Apportioning of Sources
    R828678C017 The Short and Long-Term Respiratory Effects of Exposure to PAHs from Traffic in a Cohort of Asthmatic Children