RTPMM Project

Real-Time Particle Monitoring Methods

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This project seeks to test, calibrate, and develop methods for the real-time monitoring of airborne particle concentrations. Specific efforts focus on different aerosol sources, real-time comparisons among different methods, the impact of fresh versus aged aerosol, effects of humidity, etc.

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Wayne R. Ott
Neil E. Klepeis
James Repace
Lance Wallace
Paul Switzer
Lynn Hildemann

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Real-Time Measurement of Outdoor Tobacco Smoke Particles

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Journal Article

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An article describing a number of surveys to outdoor smoking locations and a number of controlled experiments on a private patio where real-time levels of airborne particulate matter were measured in proximity to smokers or burning cigarettes and cigars

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Measuring Airborne Levels of Outdoor and In-Vehicle Secondhand Tobacco Smoke

Full Citation: 

Klepeis NE (2006) "Measuring Airborne Levels of Outdoor and In-Vehicle Secondhand Tobacco Smoke" Presented at the Conference: Smoke-Free California: Where we Live, Work, and Play; San Diego, CA, May 16-17.

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This presentation contains an introduction to real-time particle monitoring instruments and a summary of results from recent outdoor tobacco smoke and in-vehicle tobacco smoke monitoring surveys conducted at Stanford University.

Evaluating and Inter-Relating Real-Time Airborne Particle Monitoring Instruments

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Klepeis NE, Ott WR, Wallace LA, Repace JL, Switzer P (2006) "Evaluating and Inter-Relating Real-Time Airborne Particle Monitoring Instruments," Presented at the International Conference on Epidemiology and Exposure, ISEA/ISEE, Paris, September 2-6, 2006.

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This poster presentation contains a description of data measured in 15 co-location experiements using five types of real-time aerosol monitoring instruments. Conversion factors from the native units of the monitors to reference particle mass units were calculated and evaluated.

Real-Time Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Respirable Suspended Particles from Environmental Tobacco Smoke...

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Conference Proceedings

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Conference paper containing a description of experiments involving the smoking of a Marlboro cigarette and a Kentucky Research cigarette in a house -- conducted to provide a side-by-side comparison of a real-time PAH sensor (Ecochem PAS 1000i) and a real-time respirable suspended particle (RSP) monitor (TSI 8510 piezobalance).

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Real-time Monitoring of Outdoor Environmental Tobacco Smoke Concentrations: A Pilot Study

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Technical Report

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Report describing the results of a pilot study performed in California on potential exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in outdoor settings.

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