Air pollution measurement, Air quality monitoring stations
Ever since air pollution became a national concern in the 1950's, more and more emphasis has been placed on collection of representative air samples for many purposed, to include (1) evaluation of the degree to which national ambient air quality standards are being met and (2) to monitor maximum emission levels from point sources. Until recently efforts were directed toward qualitative methods of siting monitors for representative sampling. Since the dispersion of effluents is most complex, the quality of the data collected on the basis of judgment and, more or less, incremental siting about the source, has become suspect. Furthermore, with the increasing demands for monitoring due to international growth in network monitoring systems, amendments to the Clean Air Act and the legislation on the Prevention of Significant Deteoriation of Air Quality, it is not cost-effective to encircle point sources with large numbers of equally spaced monitors. This paper discussed the history of air pollution concerns that have resulted in the need for monitoring; the development of siting techniques through largely qualitative measures; and finally, summarizes three quantitative methodologies for monitoring point sources. Emphasis is placed on the methodology developed by Noll, et al., (1977), based on the author's belief that this methodology represents the state of the art.
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Cooper, C. David
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
vii, 43 pages
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Air -- Pollution -- Measurement, Air quality monitoring stations
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