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Main Title Evaluation of a Real-Time Monitor for Particle-Bound PAH in Air.
Author Wilson, N. K. ; Barbour, R. K. ; Burton, R. M. ; Chuang, J. C. ; Ramamurthi., M. ;
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-D0-0007; EPA/600/A-94/059;
Stock Number PB94-157401
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitoring ; Particles ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Aerosols ; Real time systems ; Measuring instruments ; Performance evaluation ; Photoelectric effect ; Charged particle detection ; Field tests ; Environmental exposure ; Calibrating ; Maintenance ; Ionization ; Concentration(Composition) ; Indoor air pollution ; Operation ; Microenvironments
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NTIS  PB94-157401 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
An instrument for semi-quantitative real-time measurement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) on airborne fine particles was evaluated. The instrument operates on the principle of photoelectric ionizaton of PAH adsorbed on particle surfaces, with resulting loss of photoelectrons and subsequent measurement of the remaining positively charged particles. The authors investigated the characteristic performance of the instrument in both chamber and field studies. This performance included: selectivity for fine particles, response to PAH only on particles versus response to PAH in the vapor phase, accuracy compared to integrated sampling, interferences, rapidly of response, limits of detection, bias, ease of operation, reproducibility, calibration, reliability, and ease of field operation and maintenance. The instrument performed well and appears to be suitable for screening air for particle-bound PAH in a variety of microenvironments, as well as for use in estimating human exposure related to various activities that may generate PAH.