DESIGN FOR AIR MONITORING SURVEYS NEAR HIGHWAYS

Because it is required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, monitoring of air pollution near highways has been recently undertaken by many state transportation departments, private highway builders, and transportation planning organizations. This paper discusses the design of surveys of air monitoring near highways and includes an overivew of the systems approach to survey design and equipment requirements is addition to definitive methods for the selection of sampling sites and the numbers of samples required. The methods presented for site selection employ results from modeling the atmospheric diffusion of highways. In addition to modeling, survey design requires expertise in analytical instrumentation, data acquisition, meteorological data interpretation, statistics, and systems engineering. This paper shows how to integrate these various disciplines so that cost-effective surveys for air monitoring can be designed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 1-9
  • Monograph Title: Air sampling, quality control and concrete
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025893
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM