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Title: PM10: results of a one-year monitoring survey in the Netherlands

Abstract

A comprehensive field assessment has been made of the measurement performance of PM10 inlets. Both precision and comparability are approximately 4 percent, complying well with the requirements of the proposed Federal Reference Method (FRM). Fluctuations in sampling efficiency play a dominant role. Hence, both comparability and precision can be interpreted in terms of changes in the 50 percent cutoff diameter D50. In this way a D50 performance of about 0.7 ..mu..m is deduced, clearly within the proposed FRM requirement of D50 = 10 +/- 1 ..mu..m. There exists no fixed linear relationship between PM10 and TSP (total suspended particulate matter): different average situations yield different regression coefficients (Western Europe: 0.7 and USA: 0.5). Furthermore, there are different conversion factors, representative of average (0.5-0.7) or episodic situations of high concentration levels (0.8-0.9). Hence, TSP air quality standards should not be replaced by PM10 ones simply by using the regression results from various national studies because this could yield unequal stringent PM10 standards.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Hygiene, Bilthoven, Netherlands
OSTI Identifier:
5787131
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States); Journal Volume: 37:7
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AIR QUALITY; STANDARDS; NETHERLANDS; AIR POLLUTION; PARTICULATES; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ACCURACY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; PARTICLE SIZE; SURVEYS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; EUROPE; PARTICLES; POLLUTION; SIZE; WESTERN EUROPE; 500200* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 500600 - Environment, Atmospheric- Regulations- (-1989); 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

van der Meulen, A., van Elzakker, B.G., and van den Hooff, G.N. PM10: results of a one-year monitoring survey in the Netherlands. United States: N. p., 1987. Web. doi:10.1080/08940630.1987.10466272.
van der Meulen, A., van Elzakker, B.G., & van den Hooff, G.N. PM10: results of a one-year monitoring survey in the Netherlands. United States. doi:10.1080/08940630.1987.10466272.
van der Meulen, A., van Elzakker, B.G., and van den Hooff, G.N. Wed . "PM10: results of a one-year monitoring survey in the Netherlands". United States. doi:10.1080/08940630.1987.10466272.
@article{osti_5787131,
title = {PM10: results of a one-year monitoring survey in the Netherlands},
author = {van der Meulen, A. and van Elzakker, B.G. and van den Hooff, G.N.},
abstractNote = {A comprehensive field assessment has been made of the measurement performance of PM10 inlets. Both precision and comparability are approximately 4 percent, complying well with the requirements of the proposed Federal Reference Method (FRM). Fluctuations in sampling efficiency play a dominant role. Hence, both comparability and precision can be interpreted in terms of changes in the 50 percent cutoff diameter D50. In this way a D50 performance of about 0.7 ..mu..m is deduced, clearly within the proposed FRM requirement of D50 = 10 +/- 1 ..mu..m. There exists no fixed linear relationship between PM10 and TSP (total suspended particulate matter): different average situations yield different regression coefficients (Western Europe: 0.7 and USA: 0.5). Furthermore, there are different conversion factors, representative of average (0.5-0.7) or episodic situations of high concentration levels (0.8-0.9). Hence, TSP air quality standards should not be replaced by PM10 ones simply by using the regression results from various national studies because this could yield unequal stringent PM10 standards.},
doi = {10.1080/08940630.1987.10466272},
journal = {J. Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 37:7,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1987},
month = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1987}
}