Comparison of Tests for Equivalence of Methods for Measuring PM10 Dust in Ambient Air
Jacek Gębicki1, Krystyna Szymańska2
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1Departament of Chemical and Process Engineering, Chemical Faculty, Gdańsk University of Technology,
Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
2Agency of Regional Air Quality Monitoring in the Gdańsk Metropolitan Area (ARMAAG),
Brzozowa 15A, 80-243 Gdańsk, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2011;20(6):1465-1472
Our paper presents the motives for conducting the equivalence tests and the reasons of discrepancies between the results of PM10 dust concentration obtained via the reference method and the methods based on ‘on-site’ measurement. The reference and non-reference methods of measurement of PM10 dust concentration in air have been discussed. Field tests for equivalence, following the Polish standard and the European Union (EU) guidelines, carried out by the ARMAAG Foundation in the Tri-City region, have been analyzed. Correction factors with respect to the ‘on-site’ samplers, obtained in various measurement stations in the EU member countries, also are presented.
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