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Citizen Science Air Monitor (CSAM) Operating Procedures
Williams, R., T. Barzyk, AND A. Kaufman. Citizen Science Air Monitor (CSAM) Operating Procedures. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-15/051, 2015.
EPA report that will explain what citizens need to do to collect quality data using the CSAM.
The Citizen Science Air Monitor (CSAM) is an air monitoring system designed for measuring nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) pollutants simultaneously. This self-contained system consists of a CairPol CairClip NO2 sensor, a Thermo Scientific personal DataRAM PM2.5 monitor, and a Honeywell temperature and relative humidity (RH) sensor. The CSAM’s design provides for easy data retrieval from all three devices in a single step through a key-lock access door. These operating procedures explain what you need to do to collect quality data using the CSAM for your monitoring project. Two sets of procedures are detailed here. Procedures for verifying proper operation of the CSAM are provided in Section 1 and should be performed only by an experienced operator. The Section 2 procedures are for the field operation of the CSAM by citizen volunteers.