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Main Title Atmospheric measurements of trace pollutants : long path Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy /
Author Tuazon, Ernesto C. ; Winer, Arthur M. ; Graham, Richard A. ; Pitts, Jr, James N.
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Author Title of a Work
Tuazon, Ernesto C.
CORP Author California Univ., Riverside. Statewide Air Pollution Research Center.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/3-81/026; EPA-R-804546
Stock Number PB81-179848
Subjects Fourier transform spectroscopy ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Atmosphere--Research--California ; Atmospheric research--California
Additional Subjects Trace elements ; Gas analysis ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Laboratory equipment ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Chemical analysis ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Nitric acid ; Ammonia ; Formaldehyde ; Fourier transform spectroscopy ; Air pollution detection ; Long path infrared spectroscopy
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NTIS  PB81-179848 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 104 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Described are the results of a four-year study to measure trace pollutant concentrations in polluted atmospheres by kilometer pathlength Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) absorption spectroscopy. The study covers selected smog episodes during the years 1976 to 1979. During 1976 and 1977 the FT-IR facility was operated in Riverside, CA, and recorded spectra from smog episodes which provided valuable benchmark data. In 1978 and 1979 the FT-IR facility was operated in Claremont, CA, a location chosen to characterize episodes closer to the Pasadena Azusa area which experiences the highest smog levels. During 1978 the study focussed on extended monitoring periods and succeeded in recording a 'classic' stagnant air episode with pollutant 'carryover' and progressively increasing oxidant levels. Research in 1979 consisted of collaborative studies to validate newly developed analytical and sampling techniques for measuring HNO3, NH3, and HCHO. In these studies the km pathlength FT-IR spectroscopic technique served as the reference method. The ambient air data collected for trace pollutant concentrations over the four-year period, together with the results of several collaborative studies to validate new methods, will provide a critically needed data base for stringently testing the chemical kinetic submodels of the current generation of widely used urban airshed models.
Caption title. "April 1981." "EPA-600/3-81-026." Microfiche.