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Air Pollution Monitoring



  <li>Monitoring technologies that are significantly lower in cost (<$10,000) and provide greater ease of use (no specialized skills) than current monitor designs, all while maintaining functionality.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, monitoring technologies for a rapid, quantitative, interference-free field-based measurements of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), including benzene and 1,3 butadiene in both ambient and near source air.  Monitors should incorporate some or all of the following requirements: low detection limits (5 ppb for near source and working toward less than 1ppb for ambient sources), high operating range, increased accuracy, near real–time detection, portability, ease of calibration, simplified field calibration checks, extremely rugged, operable in a range of conditions, battery powered, and able to remotely log electronic data.</li>

  <li>New technologies for community based monitoring.  These devices could include low cost sensors, backpack size instruments, and cell phone based devices.</li>


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