Observations on the suitability of the aethalometer for vehicular and workplace monitoring

Howard J. Cohen, Greg Sirianni, Susan Chemerynski, Jonathan Borak, Robert Wheeler

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Abstract

A field study was undertaken to evaluate the suitability of the aethalometer, an instrument capable of performing near- real-time measurement of low-level (10-1000 ng/m3) airborne combustion products, for vehicular and workplace monitoring. Several technical limitations were identified: (1) there was no ready means for external calibration of optical measurements; (2) airflow rates were unstable; (3) effective range of concentrations was limited; and (4) the aethalometer demonstrated sensitivity to movement and vibration. Unless addressed, these limitations will restrict future uses of the aethalometer for vehicular and workplace monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1262
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Air and Waste Management Association
Volume52
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atmospheric Science
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science(all)
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Cohen, H. J., Sirianni, G., Chemerynski, S., Borak, J., & Wheeler, R. (2002). Observations on the suitability of the aethalometer for vehicular and workplace monitoring. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 52(11), 1258-1262.

Observations on the suitability of the aethalometer for vehicular and workplace monitoring. / Cohen, Howard J.; Sirianni, Greg; Chemerynski, Susan; Borak, Jonathan; Wheeler, Robert.

In: Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Vol. 52, No. 11, 2002, p. 1258-1262.

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Cohen, HJ, Sirianni, G, Chemerynski, S, Borak, J & Wheeler, R 2002, 'Observations on the suitability of the aethalometer for vehicular and workplace monitoring', Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, vol. 52, no. 11, pp. 1258-1262.
Cohen, Howard J. ; Sirianni, Greg ; Chemerynski, Susan ; Borak, Jonathan ; Wheeler, Robert. / Observations on the suitability of the aethalometer for vehicular and workplace monitoring. In: Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. 2002 ; Vol. 52, No. 11. pp. 1258-1262.
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