The Rising Importance of Air Monitoring

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  • Date: Jun 11, 2014 - 15:00 - 16:00 (local time)
  • Presenter: Matthew S. LandisThermo
  • Categories: Gas Chromatography / Ion Chromatography
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The Rising Importance of Air Monitoring

Broadcast June 11, 2014
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Air pollution must be managed to minimize adverse human health and environmental impacts. Particulate matter (PM) air pollution is a complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets. PM is made up of a number of components, including sulfates, nitrates, organic matter, metals, and soil or dust particles. Particles that are 2.5 µm in diameter and smaller (PM2.5) are of particular concern because of their ability to pass directly into the lungs and cause serious cardiovascular problems. Along with these negative health effects, particulate pollution can also negatively affect visibility and cause ecological degradation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required by the Clean Air Act to monitor air pollution levels and set air quality standards to protect public health and the environment. The Ambient Ion Monitor (AIM) is an advanced air sampling instrument that enables the detailed analysis of the components of PM2.5 as well as the gas phase precursors leading to the secondary formation of PM2.5. The high time resolution characterization of PM2.5 provided by the AIM is extremely useful for scientists and environmental regulators to identify the sources of air pollution, characterize potential health risks, and provide data for the validation of air quality modeling simulations.

This webcast will discuss the benefits of high time resolution PM2.5 air monitoring and speciation analysis, as well as the EPA application of the AIM.

Key learning objectives

  • Provide information on PM2.5 pollution
  • Discuss the importance of air monitoring
  • Demonstrate advantages and benefits of using the Ambient Ion Monitor to monitor and analyze PM2.5

Who should attend?

  • Government & state agencies who are interested in PM2.5 speciation monitoring
  • University researchers who are interested in understanding the health and environmental impacts of PM2.5 pollution

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Matthew S Landis

Matthew S Landis, PhD

Research Environmental Health Scientist
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Presenter Name: Matthew S Landis

With an MS and PhD in Environmental Health Science – Air Quality from the University of Michigan, Dr. Landis is a Senior Environmental Health Research Scientist with the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development. Dr. Landis is also the principal investigator, source apportionment and inorganic analytical team leader in atmospheric mercury and hydraulic fracturing research at the National Exposure Research Laboratory. Dr. Landis’ research interests include atmospheric mercury chemistry, particulate matter characterization, atmospheric wet and dry deposition and source apportionment modeling.


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