EPA Science Inventory

Air Pollution Monitoring Site Selection by Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis

Citation:

KIMBROUGH, E. S. AND D. A. VALLERO. Air Pollution Monitoring Site Selection by Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis. Chapter xx, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2008 . McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY, , xx, (2007).

Description:

Criteria air pollutants (particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, volatile organic compounds, and carbon monoxide) as well as toxic air pollutants are a global concern. A particular scenario that is receiving increased attention in the research is the exposure to these compounds in near-road settings. Mobile source air toxics (MSATs) are emitted by vehicles, and addressing MSATs requires a combination of expertise in engineering, physical sciences, and social sciences. To collect air pollutant data in a near-road setting, the proper site must be chosen based on a set of relevant criteria. The purpose of any site selection process is to gather and analyze data that would lead one to draw informed conclusions regarding the selection of the most appropriate site for the location of the monitoring instruments. The site selection process is a series of steps, each of which has varying degrees of complexity due to real-world issues. The first step is to develop a set of site selection criteria. For example, if the project is attempting to collect air pollutant emissions from highway vehicles, then a criterion might be to locate a section of highway that has significant traffic volume.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Start Date: 12/01/2007
Completion Date: 12/01/2007
Record Last Revised: 11/05/2008
Record Created: 04/29/2008
Record Released: 04/29/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 190698

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH