A timed exposure diffusive sampler for air monitoring in epidemiology

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277211
Title:
A timed exposure diffusive sampler for air monitoring in epidemiology
Author:
Michaud, Jon-Pierre, 1955-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A timed exposure diffusive sampler (TEDS) sensitive enough to measure hourly averages of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at low parts per billion levels was developed for use in epidemiological studies. TEDS can be used for a variety of atmospheric pollutants. TEDS was tested in the laboratory against known concentrations of NO2 and against well established NO2 measurement systems. It was then tested in the field against the Environmental Protection Agency's reference method for measuring NO2. The TEDS method appears well suited to epidemiological investigations of air quality and extends previous work in this area by offering improved time resolution of changes in pollutant concentration at a cost sufficiently low to permit its use in large scale studies. The TEDS method also shows potential for miniaturization for use in personal sampling.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Air sampling apparatus.; Air -- Pollution -- Measurement.; Epidemiology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Pharmacology and Toxicology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Crutchfield, Clifton D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA timed exposure diffusive sampler for air monitoring in epidemiologyen_US
dc.creatorMichaud, Jon-Pierre, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMichaud, Jon-Pierre, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA timed exposure diffusive sampler (TEDS) sensitive enough to measure hourly averages of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at low parts per billion levels was developed for use in epidemiological studies. TEDS can be used for a variety of atmospheric pollutants. TEDS was tested in the laboratory against known concentrations of NO2 and against well established NO2 measurement systems. It was then tested in the field against the Environmental Protection Agency's reference method for measuring NO2. The TEDS method appears well suited to epidemiological investigations of air quality and extends previous work in this area by offering improved time resolution of changes in pollutant concentration at a cost sufficiently low to permit its use in large scale studies. The TEDS method also shows potential for miniaturization for use in personal sampling.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAir sampling apparatus.en_US
dc.subjectAir -- Pollution -- Measurement.en_US
dc.subjectEpidemiology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePharmacology and Toxicologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCrutchfield, Clifton D.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339218en_US
dc.identifier.oclc24351828en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18424405en_US
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