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Determination and evaluation of ambient air quality - manual of ambient air monitoring in Germany

  • Eickelpasch, D.
  • Eickelpasch, G.
  • Umweltbundesamt, Berlin (Germany)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2004
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This Manual of Ambient Air Quality Control in Germany gives an overview of the methods employed for the measurement of ambient air pollution in the Federal Republic. It describes the relevant regulations contained in the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG), in the Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA Luft), and in the Fourth General Administrative Instruction (4. Allgemeine Verwaltungsvorschrift) in consideration of the Directives of the European Community. The tasks of ambient air quality measurement are outlined, and discontinuous as well as continuous measurement methods are described. The Guidelines on measuring techniques issued by the Commission on Air Pollution Prevention in VDI and DIN, and a list of suitability-tested measuring devices are included as Appendices. Furthermore, a summary is given of the results of suitability tests. Special attention is paid to the quality assurance of ambient air quality measurements, concerning both measurement methods and testing institutes. The sections on measurement planning contain the most important terms, measurement regulations and measurement plans for the Federal Republic of Germany, measurements in the vicinity of emission sources and measurement networks in Germany. Details are given on technical means and national regulations relevant for the evaluation of ambient air quality measurement data and the evaluation of measurements taken in the vicinity of emission sources. Furthermore, the measurement reports published by the national institutions of the Federal administration and in particular those of the individual Federal States are being described. (orig.) / German translation see UBA-FB--000537 / Available from TIB Hannover: RN 8422(2004,8),3 / FIZ - Fachinformationszzentrum Karlsruhe / TIB - Technische Informationsbibliothek / SIGLE / Bundesministerium fuer Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Berlin (Germany) / 3. rev. ed. / DE / Germany

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