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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Enhancing Quality, Utility, Sustainability, Environmental Impact of Cotton and Its Byproducts Through Improvement in Harvest/gin Processing

Location: Cotton Ginning Research

Title: Particulate matter sampling strategies for agricultural operations

item Buser, Michael -
item Wang Li, Lingjuan -

Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 30, 2011
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
Citation: Whitelock, D.P., Buser, M., Wang Li, L. 2011. Particulate matter sampling strategies for agricultural operations [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 28 - September 1, 2011, Denver, Colorado.

Technical Abstract: Strategies for sampling particulate matter (PM) from agricultural sources vary depending on the type of source, the objective of sampling the particular source, and the PM characteristics. Agricultural point or area sources may require different categories of samplers, stack or ambient, and those categories are may be further segregated based on the particle size of interest: total suspended particulate, PM10, and PM2.5. For ambient PM sampling in particular, sampler array configuration(type, number, and siting)is influenced by the purpose for conducting the sampling. For example, sampler configuration for evaluating an abatement strategy could differ from that for determining total emissions from a site. The PM size and concentration can impact sampler performance and, thus, influence sampler type and location. This presentation provides an overview of the sampler types used for agricultural PM sampling and discusses the factors that influence sampler selection and siting.

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