A study was conducted to determine what effects the type of
pollutants, storage conditions, storage time, and method of sample
conditioning have on the reported weight of an air pollutant collected
by filtration. Samples were collected from a refuse dump, an arc
furnace smelting nickel ore, and a rotary kiln...
An emmission sampling system was developed to measure pollutants
emitted from a mobile agricultural incinerator developed at
Oregon State University. The system was designed to collect a particulate
sample on an 8" x 10" fiber glass filter and collect a gaseous
sample in a plastic bag. Pollutants measured were particulates...
The atmospheric trace element abundances associated with
several major sources of air pollution in Western Oregon, such as the
paper industry, the metallurgical processing industry, the plywood
industry and agricultural field burning have been measured by instrumental
neutron activation analysis (INAA). Air samples were collected
directly from industrial stacks and...
The "Teepee" type wood residue incinerator, similar to
many other sources, requires sampling at the point where the emissions enter the atmosphere. Because the location of the emission
point is hazardous and unpleasant for the operation of a sampling
probe, a portable, tilt-up column was developed which permitted installation, operation,...
The unifying purpose of this dissertation was to describe, model, and map
relationships between epiphvtic macrolichen communities and air quality in Ibrests of
northern and central California. First, multivariate analyses were used to subdivide the
large study area into three model areas with similar climate, topography, and lichen
The purpose of this research was to compare four different media that were used to monitor SOC atmospheric concentrations in remote ecosystems. The accumulation of semi-volatile organic compounds, including pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), was investigated in lichen, 2-year old conifer needles, resin-based passive air sampling...
A mathematical model of the atmosphere in an airshed is developed, which relates pollutant source distributions and intensities
to the volume of air available for dispersion and to pollutant concentrations
or air quality standards. It can be used as a tool for obtaining
an answer to an air resource management...