||Air/superfund national technical guidance study series : applicability of open path monitors for superfund site cleanup.
||Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Remedial action ;
Path of pollutants ;
Air pollution monitors ;
Hazardous materials ;
Performance evaluation ;
Environmental monitoring ;
Spectrum analysis ;
Information transfer ;
Remote sensing ;
Open Path Monitors ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||136 pages ; 28 cm
The document provides guidance on the applicability of Open Path Monitors (OPMs) for ambient air monitoring at Superfund sites. The relatively limited use of these devices for ambient air monitoring has led to many questions concerning their applicability, reliability, and sensitivity for these applications. Information is provided as to the general capabilities of OPMs. The compounds that each method is capable of detecting are tabulated. The detection limits of each type of instrument are discussed and compared to the detection limits achievable using conventional techniques such as EPA Method TO-14 as well as to short-term and long-term health-based action levels. The data turnaround time and the ability to resolve temporal variations in emissions are also discussed.
"EPA-451/R-92-001." Cover title. "Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards." "May 1992." Microfiche.