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Measurement and Collaborative Testing for Implementation of Air Quality

  • A. P. Altshuller
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)


Instruments have been available for over 20 years in the U. S. to measure the concentrations of air pollutants. Much of the equipment was fabricated in the 1940’s to meet the need for measurement of pollutants such as oxidants and nitrogen oxides in Los Angeles. Conductivity analyzers have been available for about as many years for air quality measurements of sulfur oxides. Carbon monoxide was measured in the ambient atmosphere and vehicular exhaust by means of non-dispersive infrared analyzers. Within the last ten years flame ionization hydrocarbon analyzers have become available. Several instruments for sulfur oxides, oxidants and a few other pollutants have been developed based on electrometric principles. However, the number of instruments based on new principles has been small up to recent years. The use of such instruments also was limited to a small number of federal, state or local monitoring networks.


Sulfur Dioxide Suspended Particulate Matter Sulfur Oxide Nitrogen Dioxide Photochemical Oxidant 
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  • A. P. Altshuller
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  1. 1.U. S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA

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