Publication Date

1975

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Cole, Alan L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Geography

LCSH

Air quality management||Air--Pollution--Measurement

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

viii, 75 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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