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Main Title Advances in Particle Sampling and Measurement.
Author Liu, Benjamin Y. H. ; Raabe, Otto G. ; Smith, Wallace B. ; Spencer, III, Herbert W. ; Kuykendal, William B. ;
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-074;
Stock Number PB81-118432
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Particles ; Meetings ; Dust ; Aerosols ; Impactors ; Particle size ; Sampling ; Monitoring ; Public health ; Laboratory equipment ; Sources ; Piezoelectricity ; Concentration(Composition) ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-118432 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The paper, by five authorities who contributed significantly to the second symposium on advances to particle sampling and measurement (October 1979 in Daytona Beach, FL) summarizes salient developments in the field. Current techniques were described as being expensive, complicated, and less accurate than desirable. Significant improvements would result in such benefits as: (1) better understanding and quantification of control device behavior (which could expedite the evolution of more efficient control devices); (2) more accurate assessment of environmental and health effects related to various pollution sources; and (3) use of particulate emission measurements as forms of process monitors. In addition to new developments, there was also considerable interest in inhalable particles (airborne particles with aerodynamic diameters of 15 micrometers or less) since new particulate air-quality standards based on inhalable particles are likely to be established by the EPA. Discussed during the symposium were: impactors (including virtual impactors), aerodynamic particle size analyzers, sample collection and dilution, real-time monitors and data reduction, and prototype instruments.