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1 May 1991 Applicability of open-path monitors at Superfund sites
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Proceedings Volume 1433, Measurement of Atmospheric Gases; (1991)
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Air emissions from Superfund sites can potentially have a significant impact on air quality affecting the health and safety of surrounding populations. Although the air pathway is well understood, these air emissions may be difficult to characterize. Remote sensors or open path monitors (OPMs) can have useful applications in measuring site emissions of air toxic compounds during the Superfund process. The air monitoring needs for each step of the Superfund process are identified in this paper and OPMs are compared and contrasted with traditional point monitoring techniques. Example applications of OPMs to Superfund activities are presented. Desirable improvements in OPM technology are also discussed.
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Joseph Padgett and Thomas H. Pritchett "Applicability of open-path monitors at Superfund sites", Proc. SPIE 1433, Measurement of Atmospheric Gases, (1 May 1991);

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