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Detailed Monitoring Protocol

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Glossary

Aethalometer
A commercial instrument used to continuously measure "black carbon," and recommended for use in the studies to be conducted under this Protocol as a surrogate measurement for diesel particulate matter./dd>
BAM
Beta attenuation monitor - Any of a number of commercial instruments used to continuously measure particulate matter mass and recommended for use in the studies to be conducted under this Protocol as a surrogate measurement for PM2.5.
MSATs
Mobile source air toxics - A group of compounds identified by the USEPA as being common pollutants in mobile source emissions. For this Protocol the following MSATs are of interest: acetaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde, and diesel particulate matter (DPM).
TEOM
Tapered element oscillating microbalance monitor - A commercial instrument used to continuously measure particulate matter mass and recommended for use in the studies to be conducted under this Protocol as a surrogate measurement for PM2.5.
TO-11A - Method TO-11A
A standard method, recommended by the USEPA, used for the determination of formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds (aldehydes and ketones) in ambient air.
TO-15 - Method TO-15
A standard method, recommended by the USEPA, used for the sampling and analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ambient air including the MSATs benzene and 1,3-butadiene.
Updated: 06/28/2011
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