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AMEC Multigas Passive Sampler: A Green Product For Cost-effectively Monitoring Air Pollution Indoors And Outdoors

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR110131

Volume

147

Pages

12

Page Range

137 - 148

Published

2011

Size

1,260 kb

Author(s)

H. Tang, L. Burns, L. Yang & F. Apon

Abstract

Climate change, sustainable development, and greenhouse gas are several of the hot topics in the world. Saving our limited resources, reducing consumption, and waste are emergent tasks facing the world. As a result, a new generation of passive sampling technology – multi-gas passive sampling system (MGPS) has been developed and reported here. This paper will demonstrate the cost effective unique features of the MGPS compared with many normal passive samplers (NPS). Cross contamination problems have been comprehensively studied and reported in this paper. Keywords: air pollution, passive sampler, air monitoring. 1 Introduction Air pollution indoors and outdoors has become a health issue in the world. Scientific and social interest in monitoring air pollutants indoors and outdoors is increasing. Thus, saving our limited resources, reducing consumption, and reducing waste are emergent tasks facing the world environmental business. Many monitoring technologies for air pollutants have been developed and subsequently improved in the past few decades. Due to its cost effective and more convenient to use, passive sampling technology is becoming more and more popular. In the past decades, many different types of passive samplers have been developed. The first passive sampler in the world was used by Fox [1] in 1873 for monitoring ozone concentrations. Since then, passive samplers have been developed for monitoring air pollution in the ambient environment (including vegetation canopies study), work place, and indoor environment, which include

Keywords

air pollution, passive sampler, air monitoring