VARIABLES AFFECTING AIR QUALITY INSTRUMENT OPERATION

When an air pollution monitoring system is put into operation, it should be analyzed to determine whether system variables will affect the output of analytical instruments within the system. An analysis of the monitoring system of a Caltrans air pollution research van is presented. This analysis investigates the effects of several system variables on instrument response, including the length of the sample intake lines, variation in instrument supply voltage, van interior temperature, soiling of intake line filters and the retention time of air samples in teflon bags. Where system variables are found to affect instrument response, regression equations were developed which correct for the effects of these variables.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Air Pollution and Roadway Location, Design and Operation. See also report dated Sep 76, PB-271 726.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Peter, R R
    • Pinkerman, K O
    • Shirley, E C
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 77 Intrm Rpt., CAL-TL-7080-77-15, FCP 33F3-032
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7730
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM