Introduction to Particulate Matter

Particulate Matter (PM) is airborne dust and particle pollution that settles onto surfaces and into lungs. As a regulated pollutant PM is shorthand for inhalable and respirable particulate matter, or particulate matter that can stick in the lungs.

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ShenangoChannel.org - a dashboard for monitoring and sharing

by liz 7 days ago | 1 | 76 | 3

Just saw a great presentation yesterday at EPA's Region 2 Citizen Science Forum by Amy Gottsegen ...

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Overview: MiniVol PM monitor

by mathew 7 days ago | 0 | 74 | 1

We recently received two used [Airmetrics MiniVol PM][1] samplers from [Global Community Monitor]...

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Measuring Air Quality (PM) @ new years eve during fireworks

by GreenFrogg about 1 month ago | 10 | 40 | 5

Measuring PM particles before, on and after new years eve 2016/2017 is the goal of the Dutch proj...

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Dustduino potentiometer testing

by imvec about 1 month ago | 8 | 21 | 6

We want to verify what resistance value (position of the potentiometers) is needed to measure PM...

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What fuels a movement?

by stevie about 1 month ago | 0 | 7 | 3

_Lead image of protesters protesting the Pet Coke Piles on southeast side of Chicago. Image found...

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Thoughts on Method 9 and its utility

by gretchengehrke 3 months ago | 3 | 13 | 4

Several people in our Public Lab community are concerned about various kinds of airborne emission...

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Sizing particles in microscope images at Portland Science Hackday

by mathew 3 months ago | 2 | 8 | 1

_[Image](https://publiclab.org/notes/SimonPyle/05-13-2016/automating-imagej-for-particle-image-an...

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Calibrating a Microscope

by mathew 5 months ago | 1 | 7 | 1

[image credit wikimedia](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asakura-Oosawa_Model,_Two_Plates...

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OpenFlexure Microscope: high-resolution assembly

by mathew 6 months ago | 7 | 13 | 1

previously I assembled an [OpenFlexu...

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Automating ImageJ for particle image analysis

by SimonPyle 8 months ago | 7 | 23 | 3

Measuring air quality with passive particle collectors requires an accurate count of the size an...

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Mapping dust hotspots with low-cost monitors

by mathew 10 months ago | 0 | 929 | 2

Discuss a method for mapping the variability of airborne dust across the landscape. I'm going t...

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Automating Passive Particle Monitor Analysis

by mathew 10 months ago | 3 | 1 | 1

Along with @AmberWise, @Damarquis, @Pagyebo, I've been working to make and document a method of a...

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Pm 2.5 network in Taiwan

by liz 10 months ago | 0 | 3 | 2

Our taiwanese friends g0v.tw wanted to share a new project they are working on -- 300 air quality...

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DIY: Wi-Fi Streaming Weatherproof PM2.5 Monitor (Dylos-based)

by kevinvivergy about 1 year ago | 18 | 53 | 7

Air pollution, specifically particulate matter 2.5, can vary significantly over space and time. A...

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Aquarium Pump modifications for Durability & Flexibility

by mathew about 1 year ago | 0 | 6 | 3

Create a version of the modified aquarium pump in the [formaldehyde test kit](/wiki/formaldehyde...

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Deploying UNC passive sampler on South Side of Chicago

by AmberWise over 1 year ago | 4 | 2 | 3

We're a group of 3 undergraduate students and 2 faculty at Chicago State University working with...

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Using ImageJ to process passive particle monitor samples

by mathew over 1 year ago | 2 | 11 | 4

I want to document the manual steps of processing the images of passive particle monitors, stepp...

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analyzing passive monitors

by mathew over 1 year ago | 8 | 9 | 5

In analyzing passive particle monitors, we’ll collect a glass slide cover with a 6mm circle of d...

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Optical Imaging of Passive Particle Monitors

by mathew over 1 year ago | 2 | 7 | 2

This is an attempt to document the steps in a method of imaging for the passive monitor [you can ...

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Replicating a Passive Dust Monitor & Method

by mathew over 1 year ago | 4 | 5 | 3

Passive dust monitors, where dust lands on a pad or in a container without any pumps, fans, elect...

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Plan for recording Shinyei optical sensors using Open Pipe Kit

by mathew over 1 year ago | 13 | 12 | 3

the goal is to read and save the raw output of a [Shinyei PPD42](/notes/Willie/04-01-2014/field-...

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Low-cost passive aerosol monitors

by mathew over 2 years ago | 4 | 11 | 4

Summarize the literature on low-cost passive particle monitors tha can produce data expressible ...

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a first look at dust with consumer scanners

by mathew over 2 years ago | 7 | 3 | 1

See if I can't see PM10 or even PM2.5 particles on a consumer scanner....

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Midwestern Frac Sand Deposits, Aquifers, & Rivers

by mathew over 2 years ago | 3 | 4,094 | 2

Image Credit: USGS I want to understand where frac sand is being mined and why. I started fr...

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Preliminary PCBs for Particulates

by donblair over 2 years ago | 7 | 7 | 2

[Note -- a follow-up discussion around this technology actually works -- with some great commenta...

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Frac Sand mining- polar light microscopy?

by mathew over 2 years ago | 2 | 2 | 1

This image is from Wisconsin Watch With the incr...

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