Science Inventory

The State of Sensor Technology and Air Quality Monitoring

Citation:

Williams, R., R. Long, M. Beaver, A. Kaufman, T. Hanley, J. Rice, AND S. Garvey. The State of Sensor Technology and Air Quality Monitoring. Presented at National Environmental Monitoring Conference, Washington, DC, August 04 - 08, 2014.

Impact/Purpose:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) conducts research in support of EPA mission to protect human health and the environment. HEASD research program supports Goal 1 (Clean Air) and Goal 4 (Healthy People) of EPA 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:

Produces data of known value and highly reliableStationary- cannot be easily relocatedInstruments are often large and require a building to support their operationExpensive to purchase and operate (typically > $20K each)Requires frequent visits by highly trained staff to check on their operationOften operate for 10+ years before needing to be replaced

URLs/Downloads:

2014NEMCPRESENTATION-WILLIAMS.PPTX

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 08/04/2014
Record Last Revised: 12/28/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 310732

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