Air pollution source identification
- Fordyce, J. S.
- JAN 1, 1975.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- The techniques available for source identification are reviewed: remote sensing, injected tracers, and pollutants themselves as tracers. The use of the large number of trace elements in the ambient airborne particulate matter as a practical means of identifying sources is discussed. Trace constituents are determined by sensitive, inexpensive, nondestructive, multielement analytical methods such as instrumental neutron activation and charged particle X-ray fluorescence. The application to a large data set of pairwise correlation, the more advanced pattern recognition-cluster analysis approach with and without training sets, enrichment factors, and pollutant concentration rose displays for each element is described. It is shown that elemental constituents are related to specific source types: earth crustal, automotive, metallurgical, and more specific industries. A field-ready source identification system based on time and wind direction resolved sampling is described.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19750013759.
Accession ID: 75N21831.
Sources and Emissions Workshop of the 2d Interagency Comm. on Marine Sci. and Eng. Conf.; 25-27 Mar. 1975; Argonne, IL; United States.
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