Science Inventory

MET ONE 831

Citation:

Williams, R., A. Kaufman, AND S. Garvey. MET ONE 831. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-15/114 (NTIS PB2015-104893), 2015.

Impact/Purpose:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory’s (NERL’s) Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) conducts research in support of EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. HEASD’s research program supports Goal 1 (Clean Air) and Goal 4 (Healthy People) of EPA’s strategic plan. More specifically, our division conducts research to characterize the movement of pollutants from the source to contact with humans. Our multidisciplinary research program produces Methods, Measurements, and Models to identify relationships between and characterize processes that link source emissions, environmental concentrations, human exposures, and target-tissue dose. The impact of these tools is improved regulatory programs and policies for EPA.

Description:

The Met One 831 sensor measures particulate matter (PM) by counting and sizing individual particles using scattered laser light. The unit then converts the count data to mass measurements in micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3). The Met One 831 counts particles in four different PM size ranges simultaneously (PM1, PM2.5, PM4, and PM10). Each of these represents a maximum particle size. Thus, PM10 measures all particles 10 micrometers (µm) in diameter or less and PM1 measures all particles 1 µm in diameter or less. This handheld device was designed for use in applications such as remote sampling, indoor air quality monitoring, and industrial and occupational hygiene. It has an internal battery pack that provides 8 hours of continuous operation, and it can store up to 2,500 data points that can be either viewed on the Met One 831 display or exported to a computer using a USB cable. This operating procedure explains what you need to do to collect quality data using the Met One 831 for your monitoring project.

URLs/Downloads:

1METONE831CITIZENSCIENCEOPERATINGPROCEDURE_ESH_13MAY2015_AK   (PDF,NA pp, 2875 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 06/11/2015
Record Last Revised: 06/23/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 308112

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

HUMAN EXPOSURE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES DIVISION

EXPOSURE MEASUREMENTS & ANALYSIS BRANCH