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Title:Concentrations and Source Modeling of Selected Crustal Elements at a Rural Site Near Bondville Illinois
Author(s):Occhiogrosso, William
Subject(s):mass concentration
Abstract:Earth's atmosphere contains a mixture of gases and particles known as aerosols. An aerosol is a suspension of solid or liquid particles in a gas that exhibits stability over some relevant time period. Some aerosols generate significant interest in the field of air pollution because they produce profound environmental effects. These effects motivate scientists to quantify the mass concentrations, physical characteristics and chemical composition of aerosols found in ambient air. Mass concentration is the mass of particulate matter in a unit volume of aerosol (Hinds, 1982). One of the preferred units of mass concentration measurements in atmospheric sampling studies is micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) of air. Air is a fluid that can expand or compress in volume, contingent on the temperature and pressure of the air parcel. Therefore, to give meaning to the volume measurement in mass concentration, a standard definition defines the m3 term. This standard definition is termed standard conditions or standard temperature and pressure (stp). Standard temperature and pressure in air pollution research is commonly defined as 25° Celsius or 298.15 Kelvin and 1 atmosphere, 101,325 Pascal or 29.921 inches of mercury measured using a barometric device (Wilson et al., 1983). This stp definition is the one used throughout this report.
Issue Date:1994
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-155
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved. This document is a product of the Illinois State Water Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois State Water Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended for research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-10-01

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