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Dust Sampling

164 views | Last edited by warren over 1 year ago | #15247

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Dust sampling can be done with a filter, a sticky pad, or other techniques, and can help in assessing particulate air pollution (#pm or #dust) -- see for more.

This is also a helpful prerequisite step for viewing particulate pollution through a microscope, if it's big enough to be seen!


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Title Author Updated Likes
What are some ways to collect dust or particulate samples for analysis? @warren over 1 year ago
What is the scenario under which you would use an optical vs. a passive monitor to measure dust? @kgradow1 over 1 year ago
How does the EPA measure things, especially the size of dust particles? @kgradow1 over 1 year ago
How big are silica particles, in microns? @warren almost 2 years ago
How big are smoke particles, in microns? @warren almost 2 years ago
Are there any methods to distinguish where particulate matter in the air comes from? @stevie about 2 years ago
Can PM4 be monitored with the MiniVol? @mathew over 2 years ago
Can a passive dust monitoring housing be made from a cheaper/easier material? @warren over 2 years ago
What kind/size of microdust does activated carbon give off & how much of a concern is it? @jfrankamp over 2 years ago

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