A Review on Measurement Methods of Atmospheric Trace Materials

Yoshikazu Hashimoto, Shigeru Tanaka, In Hwa Woo

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The quality of air is an important factor affecting our health, and the levels of concentration of air pollutants sometimes have a critical effect on our daily life. In this review, methods of measurements of various air pollutants are described stressing newly developed methods and techniques until 1987. In these measurements, analytical methods themselves are not so much different from other samples, but air pollutants mostly require special techniques in sampling. However, general standard methods have not yet been set up for sampling of air pollutants. For airborne particulate matter, a world wide agreement was not obtained in sampling method for the analysis of trace elements in aerosol. This review starts with sampling methods of air pollutants, describing PM-10 and PM-15 by U.S. EPA for particulates, and also describes the methods of separate collection of gaseous and particulate matter by filter methods and/or denuder methods. Then, the methods of measurement of each component are described with recent informations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-109
Number of pages17
JournalEisei kagaku
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1


  • air pollutant
  • analytical method
  • atmospheric trace material
  • sampling method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology


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