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Main Title The analysis of suspended particulates and sulfates : a way to begin /
Author Liggett, Walter. ; Parkhurst, William
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Author Title of a Work
Parkhurst, William,
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga. Office of Natural Resources.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-084; TVA/ONR-79/03
Stock Number PB-298 056
OCLC Number 05306661
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement. ; Air--Analysis.
Additional Subjects Particles ; Sulfates ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sources ; Mathematical models ; Air pollution ; Sampling ; Particle size ; Monitoring ; Climatology ; Air pollution sampling
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-084 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-084 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/18/2015
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-084 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-084 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-084 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-298 056 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation vi, 23 p. : graphs ; 28 cm.
Total suspended particulate (TSP) and suspended sulfate (SS) levels have been sampled since November 1973 at five isolated sites across the Tennessee Valley. A method for beginning to analyze such data is demonstrated. This beginning is intended to lead finally to information on pollution sources, an objective that may require modeling meteorological influences and resolving sources. Analysis with this objective, which can be very complex, is effectively begun by using the method demonstrated in this paper. Applied to the TSP and SS data, this method suggests agricultural contributions to TSP levels, distant-source contributions to SS levels, and various influences of the meteorology. This method also shows deficiencies in the data collection that prevent the building of better, more quantitative models. One deficiency in this data set is the sixth-day sampling, which is not frequent enough to allow monthly variations in pollution levels to be distinguished from more rapid variations. Thus, data analysis would be more effective if the sampling frequency were increased and, further, if particle size and chemical composition were better resolved.
Issued March 1979. Includes bibliographical references (p. 23).