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Main Title A regional fine particle field study : data base and initial results /
Author Bennett, Roy L. ; Stockburger, L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stockburger, Leonard.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboroatory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/3-91/065
Stock Number PB92-106939
Subjects Acid deposition--Northeastern States ; Air--Pollution--Northeastern States
Additional Subjects Fines ; Aerosols ; Air pollution monitoring ; Rural areas ; Sulfur ; Seasonal variations ; Chemical analysis ; Particle size ; Eastern Region(United States) ; Fine Particle Network
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-106939 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 77 pages ; 28 cm
The Fine Particle Network (FPN), a group of rural sites located in the northern two-thirds of the eastern United States, has been used to determine fine particle concentrations during selected periods between August 1988 and February 1989 and then continuously from July 1989 through May 1990. Samples from the network, collected 24 h each day, were analyzed for the most abundant elements by wave length dispersive x-ray fluorescence (WDXRF). About thirty sites were in operation during each sampling period. The 14 sampling sessions produced 12,859 samples for the 44 stations that were analyzed by WDXRF. Seasonal averages of fine particulate mass and elemental sulfur concentrations were determined for each of the seven seasons in which samples were collected. Concentrations of both were highest in the summer. The average concentrations for all sites and all collection dates were 15.5 and 1.9 micrograms/cu m for the fine particulate mass and elemental sulfur, respectively.