Response of Portable Particulate Monitoring Instruments to Combustion Particulates, Road Dust, and Salt Aerosols.
Response of Portable Particulate Monitoring Instruments
to Combustion Particulates, Road Dust, and Salt
Bryner, N. P.; Walton, W. D.; DeLauter, L. A.; Twilley,
W. H.; Mullin, J. V.
NIST SP 995; Volume 2; March 2003.
Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Technical
Seminar, 22nd. Environment Canada. Volume 2.
Proceedings. June 2-4, 1999, Alberta, Canada,
Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 519-544 pp, 1999.
Sponsor:Minerals Management Service, Herndon, VA
oil spills; fire booms; in situ burning; particulates;
combustion; dust; aerosols; diesel fuels; emissions;
This study examined the response of several particulate
monitoring instruments to aerosols which might be
encountered during monitoring of an in situ oil spill
burn. Aerosols included road dust, salt, and
particulates from the combustion of heptane, diesel
fuel, and crude oil. Different sampling heads, including
Total Suspended Particulates, 10 mum cutoff (PM-1O), and
2.5 mum cutoff (PM 2.5), were used with each instrument.
Both optical cell and gravimetric instruments reported
similar concentrations of aerosols generated by
combustion of crude oil, diesel fuel, or heptane. For
the road dust and salt aerosols, gravimetric monitors
reported mass concentrations two to three time higher
than the values recorded by the optical cell