• Journal Article

Preliminary assessment of PM10 particulate sampling at eight locations in the United States

Citation

Rodes, C., & Evans, E. G. (1985). Preliminary assessment of PM10 particulate sampling at eight locations in the United States. Atmospheric Environment, 19(2), 293-303. DOI: 10.1016/0004-6981(85)90097-6

Abstract

The first year of data for PM10 particles from the Environmental Protection Agency's Inhalable Particulate Network are summarized and discussed. The discussion includes comparison among the various samplers and particulate size fractions. The data base is composed of measurements made on an every-sixth-day sampling schedule at eight different locations in 1982, This preliminary review indicates that the overall ratio of the 10 ?m fraction (PM10) to Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) is 0.485 and the relationship is reasonably linear. The relationships between PM10 and the 15 ?m fraction (IP) are very linear for all sites, increasing the utility of the existing Inhalable Particulate data bases