Accession Number : AD0785955

Title :   An Analysis of the Air Quality Monitoring Program in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Vicinity.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Harkcom,Gary V.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to provide an evaluative test of the air quality monitoring network pertinent to the vicinity of Wright-Patterson AFB (WPAFB), Ohio. A review of air pollution dispersion literature was used as a basis for formulating the test standards. An evaluative analysis was performed for each of the five primary air pollutants (particulates, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons) and for one secondary pollutant (photochemical oxidants) under typical meteorological conditions. An additional test was also performed for each pollutant on the city of Dayton, Ohio, during simulated inversion air conditions. The analyses attempted to identify major discrepancies between the air monitoring network and the critical air sampling areas identified by this study. The study has concluded that the air monitoring network for the WPAFB vicinity is generally adequate, with the major exception being the city of Dayton. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Air pollution, *Monitoring, *Air Force facilities, Theses, Standards, Atmospheric motion, Ohio, Particulates, Sulfur oxides, Nitrogen oxides, Carbon monoxide, Hydrocarbons

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE