Determination of Air Quality

Proceedings of the ACS Symposium on the Determination of Air Quality held in Los Angeles, California, April 1–2, 1971

  • Gleb Mamantov
  • W. D. Shults

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. G. B. Morgan, E. C. Tabor, R. J. Thompson
    Pages 1-17
  3. T. R. Mongan, E. L. Keitz
    Pages 25-40
  4. C. M. Shy, J. F. Finklea, D. C. Calafiore, F. Benson, W. Nelson, V. A. Newill
    Pages 41-48
  5. J. F. Finklea, D. I. Hammer, T. A. Hinners, C. Pinkerton
    Pages 49-56
  6. Julian E. Keil, John F. Finklea, Samuel H. Sandifer, M. Clinton Miller
    Pages 57-63
  7. Y. Tokiwa, SuzAnne Twiss, E. R. de Vera, P. K. Mueller
    Pages 109-130
  8. Philip W. West
    Pages 131-142
  9. L. D. Hulett, T. A. Carlson, B. R. Fish, J. L. Durham
    Pages 179-187
  10. C. R. Sawicki, F. Scaringelli
    Pages 189-189
  11. G. G. Guilbault, S. S. Kuan, M. H. Sada, W. Hussein, S. Hsiung
    Pages 194-194
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 195-197

About this book


In arranging for this Symposium on the Determination of Air Quality, we attempted to present much more than analytical chemi­ cal information. We realized fully that much of the audience would be interested in that type of information, but we also believed strongly that these analytical chemists want and need to know the fate and significance of their products, i.e., their data. Accord­ ingly, the participants were drawn from numerous "disciplines" -­ administrators, medical researchers, engineers, systems analysts, and instrumental and chemical analysts. There was a corresponding diversity of subject matter within the formal presentations. The Symposium was conducted in three half-day sessions. The first of these addressed the general subject of what is being done now regarding the determination of air quality. This general sub­ ject touched upon present data storage and handling activities, surveillance networks, correlative work with health effects, and efforts to combine (or index) several measured parameters into a single understandable value. The second session dealt with recent developments in the analytical methodology of air quality. Resea~ch and review papers were presented. The final session addressed more avant garde topics, such as the determination of odors, the use of electron spectroscopy for air quality studies, and the important intersociety effort aimed at standardizing analytical procedures in the air quality area. The response to this symposium was gratifying. It strengthened our belief that topical symposia can go far to improve communication between people who are attacking a common problem, but from different directions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gleb Mamantov
    • 1
  • W. D. Shults
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Analytical Chemistry DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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