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Performance Characterization Of The Portable MiniVOL Particdate Matter Sampler

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010651

Volume

47

Pages

12

Published

2001

Size

1,012 kb

Author(s)

D.D. Lane, R.W. Baldauf & G.A. Marotz

Abstract

Performance characterization of the portable miniVOL participate matter sampler D.D. Lane, R.W. Baldauf & G.A. Marotz University of Kansas, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Lawrence, KS, USA Abstract This paper describes the performance of the portable miniVol sampler during a one year study conducted in the United States from April, 1999 to March, 2000. The reliability, precision, and relative accuracy of the miniVOL sampler are assessed. Sampler precision was evaluated from co-located measurements. Comparative measurements with a dichotomous and a TEOM sampler were also made to determine the mini VOL's accuracy relative to two internationally accepted monitoring techniques. Results indicate that the miniVOL operates reliably and yields statistically similar concentration measurements when co-located. Thus, the characterization of spatial distributions and exposures to PMio and PM2.5 mass concentrations with the miniVOL can be accomplished with confidence. The mini

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