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Main Title A case study in the use of ambient data for source assessment /
Author Brookman, Edward T. ; Yocum., John E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Yocum, John E.
Milliken, John O.
CORP Author Research Corp. of New England, Wethersfield, CT.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-080; EPA-68-02-2615
Stock Number PB81-114316
OCLC Number 54359461
Additional Subjects Standards ; Management planning ; Sources ; Air pollution ; Assessments ; Pennsylvania ; Sites ; Sampling ; Particles ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air quality ; Allegheny County(Pennsylvania)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-080 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/06/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-080 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/15/2022
ERAD  EPA 600/7-80-080 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-080 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/12/2017
NTIS  PB81-114316 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 27 pages : illustrations, map, charts ; 28 cm.
The report is a case history for an environmental management study to determine what pollution sources are the principal determinants of environmental quality in Allegheny County, PA. The study was conducted for the Allegheny County Health Department, Bureau of Air Pollution Control, in Pittsburgh, PA. Results were used as part of Allegheny County's contribution to the State Implementation Plan for achieving air quality standards for total suspended particulate matter (TSP). Techniques used in this ambient-correlation study include: (1) analysis of present air quality and trends; (2) log-normal distributions; (3) relative frequency of TSP levels; (4) monthly variations in TSP levels; (5) weekday/weekend analysis; (6) wet-day/dry-day analysis; (7) analysis of pollution roses; (8) wind frequency analysis; (9) isopleth maps; (10) contribution of steel plant emissions by modeling; and (11) particulate identification analysis. The report describes the integrated application of these techniques to determine the background traditional and nontraditional components of the ambient TSP levels. Study results include estimates of the relative source strengths of the particulates, the relative impacts of the sources, and the level of confidence of these results.
Project Officer: John O. Milliken. TRC - The Research Corporation of New England Contract Number: 68-02-2615 "April 1980." "EPA-600/7-80-080."