Environmental Issues
Air Pollution

What equipment do scientists use to monitor air quality?

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09/26/2016

Air quality measurements are designed to give data on:

  • Particulate matter
  • Gaseous materials
  • Haze
  • Odours
  • Health hazards
This requires a wide range of instruments to do field analysis or collect samples for later laboratory analysis.

These analyses may utilize:

  • Gas chromatography
  • Radiation absorbance
  • Chemical reaction
  • Physical weighing or countinggot particulate material