Particulate Matter Monitoring as of January 27, 2011

This page last reviewed January 27, 2011


Parameter Measured PM10
(0 - 10 microns)
PM2.5
Mass* Nitrate, Sulfate,
Chloride,
Ammonium,
Potassium
Mass (Fine)** Speciated
Sampling Schedule Every 6 days (24-hr samples),
TEOM & BAM (continuous 24-hr)
Every 3 & 6 Days,
BAM (Continuous 24-hr)
(Bakersfield and Fresno- First St Sites Yuba City Everyday)
1 in 6 Days
ARB Collection Method High Volume
Selective Size Inlet Sampler
Mass Sequential,
Single Channel & Continuous
Speciation Air
Sampling System
(SASS)
Sampling Media Quartz Microfiber Filte - 8 X 10 inch
BAM - Filter Tape,
Teflon Filter - 46.2 mm
Teflon Filter - 46.2 mm
BAM - Filter Tape
Teflon, Nylon and
Quartz Filter
46.2 mm
Number of Sites Operated
by the ARB
28* 7 34** 7
Number of ARB Collocated Sites 3 1 2 1
Additional Sites Operated
by Other Agencies
16 BAAQMD*
21 SCAQMD*
6 SDAPCD*
70 Other*
18 SCAQMD
16 BAAQMD
1 SJVUAPCD
72** 16***
ARB Analysis Method Method 016
Electronic
Analytical
Balance
Method 007
and
Method 023 Ion
Chromatography
Method 055
Electronic Analytical
Balance
Method 055
Electronic Balance
Method 034
X-Ray Flourescence

Method 062
Filter Preparation

Method 064
Ion Chromatography

Method 065
Thermal / Optical Carbon.
Data Availability ARB Planning and Technical Support Division, Aerometric Data
Analysis and Management System (ADAM)
;
U.S. EPA Air Quality System (AQS)
*These figures also include sites where PM10 mass is monitored using low-vol method or continuously (1-hr averages) using TEOM or BAM.
**These figures also include sites where PM2.5 mass is monitored continuously (1-hr averages) using BAM.
***Analysis performed by EPA or SCAQMD laboratory.

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