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Main Title National performance audit program : 1979 proficiency surveys for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfate, nitrate, lead, and high volume flow /
Author Bennett, Berne I., ; Lampe, Robert L. ; Puzak, John C.
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Author Title of a Work
Lampe, Robert L.,
Puzak, John C.,
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Quality Assurance Div.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 600/4-81-025
Stock Number PB81-239402
OCLC Number 08542246
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Gas analysis ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Carbon monoxide ; Lead(Metal) ; Sulfates ; Inorganic nitrates ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600/4-81-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/4-81-025 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/05/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/4-81-025 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-4-81-025 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-239402 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 53 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The Quality Assurance Division of the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, administers semiannual Surveys of Analytical Proficiency for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfate, nitrate and lead. Sample material, simulating ambient air pollution samples as closely as possible, are furnished to participating laboratories. Surveys of hi-vol sample flow are conducted annually using a modified orifice. The various sample materials are monitored by the Quality Assurance Division to assure that samples are stable, of uniform composition and are representative of pollutant concentration levels encountered under field sampling conditions and that all materials conform to prescribed standards of accuracy. Sample materials are required to be similar enough to true air pollution matrices not to introduce unrealistic conditions of sample preparation or impose handling techniques that are not a part of the normal monitoring and analytical activity. A major survey objective is the assessment of routine analytical performance. After results are evaluated by the Quality Assurance Division, an individual report is promptly returned to each participant. This report contains a summary of survey results for the year 1979.
"April 1981." "EPA 600/4-81-025." Includes bibliographical references (page 53).