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Main Title Western energy sulfate/nitrate monitoring network progress report /
Author Pearson, Michael J. ; Pitchford, Marc ; Snelling, Robert
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pitchford, M. L.
Snelling, Robert,
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-074
Stock Number PB-299 238
OCLC Number 06387365
Subjects Air--Pollution--West (US) ; Acid rain--West (US)--Measurement ; Air quality monitoring stations--West (US) ; Acid rain--Measurement ; United States, West
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Sulfates ; Inorganic nitrate ; Aerosols ; Monitoring ; Particles ; Quality assurance ; Sampling ; Degradation ; Tables(Data) ; Coal ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sites ; Arizona ; New Mexico ; Colorado ; Utah ; Wyoming ; Montana ; North Dakota ; South Dakota ; Baseline measurement ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution sampling
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-074 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/26/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-074 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-074 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-79-074 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-074 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-299 238 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 42 pages : maps ; 28 cm.
Interest in sulfate and nitrate aerosols has been on the increase largely due to studies relating sulfate and nitrate to health effects and visibility degradation and to changes in our national energy policy. The present and planned utilization of coal resources in the western United States will add to the sulfate-nitrate burden. However, little sulfate-nitrate data are available to establish a baseline and evaluate the impact of this development. A program was initiated by the Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory at Las Vegas to increase the number of locations monitoring sulfate and nitrate in the Western Energy Resource Development Area. This was accomplished primarily by augmenting the existing particulate sampling networks. This program has resulted in doubling the number of locations reporting sulfate and nitrate data and improving the geographic coverage. To evaluate and improve the quality of these data, a quality assurance program has also been established. The sulfate-nitrate network resulting from this program was fully operational at the end of 1978. The data reported thus far indicate generally low values in this area. Typically, sulfate values are less than 6 micrograms per cubic meter (microgram/cu m) and nitrate values are less than 3 microgram/cu m. The data presented in this report cover the sampling period from January 1975 to December 1977.
"Monitoring Operations Division, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory." Mar. 1979. Includes bibliographical references (page 28).