Cole, Alan L.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Geography
Air quality management||Air--Pollution--Measurement
Ambient air quality surveillance is necessary in order to identify airborne pollutants, to establish the concentrations of these airborne pollutants, to document their trends and patterns, and to activate emergency control procedures to prevent air pollution episodes. Federal, state, local environmental control agencies and certain industry must carefully select their surveillance methodology and strategy to evaluate their progress towards achieving national ambient air quality standards. Guidelines, as employed by government control agencies, for the design of ambient air quality surveillance networks are presented. The atmospheric surveillance of a major source of atmospheric emissions, the fossil fuel power plant, is investigated. This study concludes that government air pollution control agencies and large industrial point sources must collect and interpret valid air quality data within a sound framework because it affects not only our health and welfare but also economics, esthetics, and the quality of life.
Balanda, Joseph M., "Ambient air quality surveillance" (1975). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1065.
viii, 75 pages
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