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Main Title Rapid assessment of exposure to particulate emissions from surface contamination sites /
Author Cowherd, Chatten. ; Muleski, G. E. ; Englehart, P. J. ; Gillette, D. A.
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Author Title of a Work
Cowherd, Chatten.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.; Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, Mo.)
Publisher Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/8-85/002; EPA-68-03-3116
Stock Number PB85-192219
OCLC Number 12115512
Subjects Contamination (Technology) ; Particles
Additional Subjects Contamination (Technology) ; Particles ; Hazardous materials ; Air pollution ; Public health ; Assessments ; Sites ; Exposure ; Atmospheric dispersion ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Mathematical models ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical compounds ; Chemical spills ; Land pollution ; Toxic substances ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Emission factors
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/8-85/002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/02/2013
EJED  EPA 600/8-85/002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 12/17/2004
EKBD  EPA-600/8-85-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/21/2006
ERAD  EPA 600/8-85-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/05/1999
ESAD  EPA 600-8-85-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/29/2005
NTIS  PB85-192219 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation p. cm.
Emergency response actions at chemical spills and abandoned hazardous waste sites often require rapid assessment of (a) the potential for atmospheric contamination by the chemical or waste compound and (b) the inhalation exposure of people living in the vicinity of a surface contamination site. This manual provides a methodology for rapid assessment of inhalation exposure to respirable particulate emissions from surface contamination sites. Respirable particulate matter is defined as airborne particles equal to or smaller than 10 micrometers aerodynamic diameter. The methodology consists of a site survey procedure, particulate emission factor equations for wind and mechanical entrainment processes, procedures for mapping atmospheric contaminant concentration distributions by scaling the output of pre-solved computer models of regional atmospheric dispersion, and an equation for calculation of inhalation exposure. In addition to the components of the methodology, this manual discusses critical contaminant and site characteristics, describes assumptions and limitations of the procedures, and presents example applications.
"Midwest Research Institute." "February 1985." "EPA/600/8-85/002." "Contract no. 68-03-3116."