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Main Title Transfer standards for calibration of air monitoring analyzers for ozone : technical assistance document.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Assessment Division,
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA/454/B-10/001; PB2011-102657
Stock Number PB2011-102657
OCLC Number 701356060
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement. ; Air--Pollution--Standards. ; Ozone.
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitoring ; Ozone ; Statistical analysis ; Reference aid ; Ambient ozone analyzers ; Ozone transfer standards
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-454/B-10-001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/15/2011
NTIS  PB2011-102657 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/29/2011
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill., charts ; 28 cm.
This document is intended as a reference aid to help users select ozone transfer standards and reference them to a higher level UV standard. It first describes the theory of traceability, defines ozone transfer standards and then discusses their purpose and role in calibrating ambient ozone analyzers. The various advantages and disadvantages of ozone transfer standards are pointed out to help users determine whether to use a transfer standard or the UV procedure directly. Different types of ozone transfer standards are described, including analytical instruments and ozone generation devices. The major part of the document is devoted to the procedures necessary to establish the authority of ozone transfer standards: qualification, verification, and periodic reverification. Qualification consists of demonstrating that a candidate transfer standard is sufficiently stable (repeatable) to be useful as a transfer standard. Repeatability is necessary over a range of variables such as temperature, line voltage, barometric pressure, elapsed time, operator adjustments, or other conditions, any of which may be encountered during use of the transfer standard. Tests and possible compensation techniques for several such common variables are provided. Detailed verification procedures are also provided together with the quantitative verification acceptance criteria. Finally, the periodic procedure and specifications necessary to maintain continuous verification of the transfer standard are given.
EPA project officer: Michael Papp. Updating EPA-600/4-79-056. November, 2010. "PB2011-102657." EPA-454/B-10-001.