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Main Title Quality assurance report, calendar year 1999 : the PM2.5 ambient air monitoring program
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Papp, Michael
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,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA-454/R-00-041
Stock Number PB2001-105701
OCLC Number 46670017
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitoring ; Quality assurance ; Analytical methods ; Particulates ; Data collection ; Quality control ; PM-25 ; Environmental data operations ; Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/454-R-00-041 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/18/2001
EKBD  EPA-454/R-00-041 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/06/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 454-R-00-041 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 454-R-00-041 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/15/2001
NTIS  PB2001-105701 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
This report documents the quality assurance activities that were undertaken for the PM(sub 2.5) environmental data operations for the calendar year January 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999 (CY99), which was the first year of implementation the PM(sub 2.5) monitoring program. The QA Report evaluates the adherence to the quality assurance requirements described in 40 CFR 58 App. A and evaluates the data quality indicators of precision, accuracy, bias, completeness, comparability, and detectability. The criteria pollutant defined as particulate matter is a general term used to describe a broad class of substances that exist as liquid or solid particles over a wide range of sizes. As part of the Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program, EPA measures two particle size fractions: those less than or equal to (a nominal) 10 micrometers, and those less than or equal to (a nominal) 2.5 micrometers, hereafter referred to as PM(sub 10) or PM(sub 2.5) respectively. In general, the measurement goal of the PM(sub 2.5) Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program is to estimate the concentration, in units of micrograms per cubic meter, of particulates less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers that have been collected on a 46.2mm polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) filter.
Cover title. "Author(s): Michael Papp ... {et al.}"--Colophon. "December 2000." "EPA-454/R-00-041." Includes bibliographical references.