The Nature of Air Pollution and the Methods - Available for Measuring It
Journal/Book: Bull. Org. mond. Santé; Bull. Wld Hlth Org. 32 1965 399-409. 1965;
Abstract: At present the principal sources of energy in Europe are coal and oil and fuels derived from them and in European towns air pollution consists mainly of their combustion products. These combustion products naturally divide into two categories gaseous and particulate which are very different chemically and which behave very differently when they are near collecting surfaces ; they therefore require very different techniques both for collecting and for estimating samples. Some methods of measurement suitable for everyday routine use in Europe are described ; these offer a compromise between completeness and economy and can help to give a general outline of the air pollution situation without undue complexity or prohibitive cost. . . .