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Are there any methods to distinguish where particulate matter in the air comes from?

stevie asked about about 2 years ago


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"Mason jars: cheap and easily sealed. Ground glass connections are usually expensive. " | Read more » almost 2 years ago
"There are a few methods but like most scientific work it isn't always conclusive. Wind direction. A locally sited meteorological station with win..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
"@liz see "Guidelines for FRM and FEM Applicants 9-2011 (PDF)" on https://www3.epa.gov/ttn/amtic/criteria.html " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"I would stick with the aluminum. It's probably the most commonly used material for PM monitoring because as you stated non-conducting materials ar..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"you probably also want to reference https://www.regulations.gov/ which is the federal government's one stop site for reading rule-makings and comme..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"neat. maybe put the fan on the charcoal side and blow into the tube so you don't get infiltration from the flap in the middle? The other way I've..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"one other tool you may want to consider is something like a haze cam, see http://hazecam.net/ These are typically used for wide open areas but I t..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Thanks for sharing the video. That's certainly a lot of pollution. One simple thing the local community could do is document how much material is..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
"I was thinking you could expose the intake to ambient temperature in winter and by heating the enclosure you'd be warming the instrument and air in..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
"@kevinvivergy great detailed post. I'm not that familiar with the Dylos--haven't handled one--but looking at some photos maybe just cut out holes ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
"Thanks @gretchengehrke for the update. In Balmat, J. L. "Accuracy of Formaldehyde Analysis Using the Draeger Tube," the ranges were much higher th..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"Excellent precision in the values for both the public lab and DOH method--so there was clearly very diligent field work! I did a quick search for ..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"The topic is kind of overwhelming when you think of all the possibilities but maybe one model would be to start compiling how different METHODS wer..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"@gpenzo the 2 ft. of chain would serve as the counter weight, then the chain would connect to a rope which is connected to an anchor. the foam dis..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"what if you got a solid silicone stopper and put two small needle sized holes in it (carefully) and ran each round wire through its own hole. you'..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"I think you just need a bigger filter or a smaller fan and it will work fine. I don't see much advantage in making an adapter plate to make these t..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"EPA Charles river buoy for comparison: http://www2.epa.gov/charlesriver/live-water-quality-data-lower-charles-river#LiveDataStream " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"first thing that comes to mind is a beer ball--do they even make those anymore? also look at "floating pool lights" Maybe you can get them wholes..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
"That's great work. The videos are very well done and have a lot of info explained in a nice, straight forward manor. I like the photo card. Add ..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Kudos all around for a great site! I love the Notes and feel guilty I'm in the 80th percentile of lurkers--will have to post something. Wiki page..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"formaldehyde info from the Agency for Toxic Substance Disease Registry (ATSDR) http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/toxsubstance.asp?toxid=39#12 S..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Looks nice. I had an idea for an alternate gas volume measurement technique whereby you connect the exhaust side of the pump to a deflated bag the..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"@mathew Great work and the title is appropriate! Sometimes when I’d compare instruments head to head it would be referred to a “shoot out”—an inst..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"@mathew I believe you have the VWR series FR2000 rotameter, which the accuracy is specified as +/- 5% of full scale, so that's +/- 0.05 lpm. see h..." | Read more » about 4 years ago


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