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dc.contributor.authorYanosky, Jeffrey David
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:01:03Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:01:03Z
dc.date.issued2001-05
dc.identifier.otheryanosky_jeffrey_d_200105_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/yanosky_jeffrey_d_200105_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20189
dc.description.abstractPersonal exposure concentrations of particles with aerodynamic diameter <2.5 ?m (PM2.5) of prescribed fire workers were measured at two locations in the southeastern United States. Non-impacted ambient concentrations were measured as an estimate of background concentrations during burn activities. Four sampling method comparison studies were designed and performed to compare the FRM with 1) other gravimetric PM2.5 sampling methods in ambient air, 2) optical PM2.5 sampling methods in indoor air, 3) an optical sampling method (Grimm) for particles with aerodynamic diameter <10 ?m (PM10) in ambient air, and 4) a gravimetric PM2.5 sampling method downwind of prescribed fires. The gravimetric PM2.5 sampling methods agreed well in ambient air (R 2 >0.96 for all) except for the MiniVol, the optical PM2.5 sampling methods agree less well in indoor air,(R 2 >0.592), the Grimm optical PM10 method agrees well in ambient air(R 2 >0.944 for all), and the personal method agrees well (n=9, R 2 =0.994) downwind of prescribed fires.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only
dc.subjectParticulate matter
dc.subjectPrescribed fire
dc.subjectWood smoke
dc.subjectAmbient air
dc.subjectPM2.5
dc.subjectPM10
dc.subjectIndoor air
dc.subjectGravimetric
dc.subjectDirect-reading
dc.subjectOptical
dc.subjectFRM
dc.subjectKTL
dc.subjectHarvard impactor
dc.subjectMiniVol
dc.subjectDustTrak
dc.subjectAPS
dc.subjectGrimm
dc.titleFine particle exposure of prescribed fire workers in the Southeastern United States and a comparison of several particulate matter sampling methods
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEnvironmental Health Science
dc.description.majorEnvironmental Health
dc.description.advisorDavid MacIntosh
dc.description.committeeDavid MacIntosh
dc.description.committeePhillip Williams
dc.description.committeeJames Kastner


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