Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Methodology to Apportion Ambient Air Measurements to Investigate Potential Effects on Air Quality Near Waste Incinerators.
Author Mukerjee, S. ; Fox, D. L. ; Stevens, R. K. ; Shy, C. M. ; Vescio, N. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/104;
Stock Number PB93-191393
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Public health ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution effects ; Source emissions ; Environmental monitoring ; Sites ; Municipalities ; Particulates ; Lung ; Samplers ; Medical wastes ; Wind direction ; Acidity ; Gases ; Metals ; Waste treatment ; X ray spectroscopy ; Chromatographic analysis ; Charlotte(North Carolina)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-191393 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Ambient air samples at four sites located near two incinerators (a biomedical waste and a municipal incinerator) in the vicinity of Charlotte, North Carolina were acquired as part of a health effects study that is examining potential, short-term, lung dysfunctions associated with incinerator and other source emissions. Ambient monitoring was performed for one month intervals at a treatment and control community site for each of the two incinerator locations. Twelve-hour ambient samples were acquired by means of a Versatile Air Pollution Sampler (VAPS) which enabled sampling for fine (< 2.5 micrometers) and coarse (2.5 - 10 micrometers) particulate matter, acid-gases by diffusion sampling and fine carbon sampling on quartz filters. X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) was used on the coarse and fine particulate filters to measure metals while Ion Chromatography (IC) analyzed acid gases. The Chemical Mass Balance Receptor Model (CMB) was then used on the average ambient data from each wind vector to apportion the contribution of ambient pollutants which were attributable to the sources of interest from a given wind direction.