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Main Title Aerosol sampling and analysis : Phoenix, Arizona /
Author Graf, Jean ; Snow, Richard H. ; Draftz., Ronald G.
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Author Title of a Work
Graf, Jean.
Snow, Richard H.
Draftz, Ronald G.
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, Ill.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/3-77-015; EPA-68-01-3163, EPA-R-803078
Stock Number PB-263 652
OCLC Number 52420577
Subjects Aerosols ; Air--Pollution--Arizona--Phoenix
Additional Subjects Aerosols ; Concentration(Composition) ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Automobile engines ; Particles ; Sampling ; Transport properties ; Particle size ; Sites ; Field tests ; Exhaust emissions ; X ray fluorescence ; X ray analysis ; Air pollution sampling ; Phoenix(Arizona)
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EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2018
EKBD  EPA-600/3-77-015 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/07/2011
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-015 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/3-77-015 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/28/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-015 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-263 652 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 135 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
An atmospheric sampling program was carried out in the greater Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area in November, 1975. Objectives of the study were to measure aerosol mass flux through Phoenix and to characterize the aerosol according to particle type and size. The ultimate goal of the study was to determine whether the high mass loadings of suspended particles recorded for Phoenix are due to human activities within the Phoenix area or to long range transport from the surrounding deserts. Microscopic and chemical analyses of collected aerosol samples determined that minerals are the primary components of the Phoenix aerosol. The three mineral types that compose the bulk of the mass are the primary soil components in and around Phoenix and are also the primary components of the aggregate in the asphalt streets in Phoenix. Automobile-related particles ranged from 5% of the sample mass in outlying areas to as much as 50% in the central city on some sampling dates. These particles consisted of tailpipe emissions and rubber tire fragments and correlated with the presence of lead and bromine in the samples. The highest concentrations of automobile-related particles were found in periods of inversion at night and in the morning.
"EPA-600/3-77-015." "February 1977."