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Main Title The EPA program for the standardization of stationary source emission test methodology : a review /
Author Midgett, M. Rodney.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Midgett, M. Rodney.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/4-76-044
Stock Number PB-258 847
OCLC Number 52752872
Additional Subjects Standards ; Gas analysis ; Gas sampling ; Flue gases ; Accuracy ; Reviews ; Flow measurement ; Moisture content ; Particles ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Sulfuric acid ; Opacity ; Carbon monoxide ; Beryllium ; Methodology ; Laboratories ; Stationary sources ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Collaborative tests ; EPA method 5 ; EPA method 6 ; EPA method 7 ; EPA method 8 ; EPA method 9 ; EPA method 10
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600/4-76-044 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/16/2005
EKBD  EPA-600/4-76-044 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/01/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/4-76-044 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-4-76-044 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 847 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 46 pages ; 28 cm
The report contains the results from a program designed to standardize those emission test methods promulgated by the EPA for use in determining compliance with Federal emission standards. The approach taken has been to conduct at least a limited laboratory and field evaluation, followed by an interlaboratory collaborative test of each method. Emphasis here is placed on the collaborative testing, the results of which are presented in terms of within-laboratory, between-laboratory, and laboratory bias standard deviations. These estimates are based on single-run results, and not on the results of three consecutive runs as would be required in conducting compliance testing. A brief discussion is given of the manner in which the precision estimates are derived. Determination of method accuracy is also considered where practical. The design of each test, deficiencies in test designs, and other problems affecting the test results are discussed. An improved test design that overcomes most of the problems observed in earlier tests is described. A brief discussion of current projects and future plans is given as well as references to the numerous reports on the results of the methods standardization activities.
"August 1976." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-600/4-76-044."