Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Rapid techniques for calculating the pollutant standards index (PSI) /
Author Wallace, Lance A. ; Ott., Wayne R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ott, Wayne.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Monitoring and Technical Support.
Publisher Office of Monitoring and Technical Support, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA--600/4-78-002
Stock Number PB-282 028
OCLC Number 50844945
Subjects Air--Pollution--Standards--United States. ; Air quality indexes--United States.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Numerical analysis ; Nomographs ; Statistical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tables(Data) ; Pollutant Standards Index ; Air quality
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA-600/4-78-002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 07/25/2003 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/4-78-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/10/2013
EJBD  EPA 600/4-78-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/4-78-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/01/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-4-78-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-282 028 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Edition Mar. 1978.
Collation vii, 64 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Rapid techniques for calculating the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) for daily public reporting of air quality are discussed. A complete set of original nomograms for calculating the PSI in gravimetric or volumetric units is presented. The nomograms are recommended for use by all State and local air pollution control agencies as a means of determining its PSI rapidly and accurately. Examples of linear and logarithmic graphs for calculating the PSI are also included. Tables for rapidly identifying the critical pollutant on a given day and automatically determining its PSI value to the nearest unit are listed in Appendix A. Tables A-2 and A-4 list precise pollutant concentrations corresponding to consecutive unit values of PSI between 1 and 500, and can, therefore, provide the definitive verification of estimates of PSI obtained from the nomograms or other graphs. Computer programs for creating these or similar tables appear in Appendix B.
"March 1978." "Monitoring Technology Division." Includes bibliographical references.