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dc.contributor.advisorAsa-Awuku, Akuaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOYEBANJO, FRANCISen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T05:42:24Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T05:42:24Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/uspr-akwr
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/22046
dc.description.abstractAtmospheric aerosols are major contributors to air pollution. Overexposure to these particles can cause severe respiratory and cardiovascular impairments. Aerosols also affect the planet's climate through radiative forcing. Various techniques exist to monitor the physical and chemical characteristic of aerosols but few allow for real-time analysis. In this thesis, real-time field measurements of aerosol particles were compared with values reported by state regulatory agencies. These values were also compared to mass concentrations of PM2.5 in order to determine if a correlation exists between the two. Lastly, the relationship between particle mobility-size and chemical characterization using Raman spectroscopy is explored in an effort to obtain quantitative semi-continuous spectral data. This study found no variation between local and regional particulate matter measurements and no discernable correlation between PM2.5 mass and particle number concentration. The relationship between particle size and Raman intensity remains unknown due to the non-uniformity of mobility-size selected particles.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleREAL-TIME COMPARISON OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL AEROSOL MEASUREMENT METHODSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledChemical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAtmospheric sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental scienceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAerosolen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlack Carbonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCPCen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledParticulate Matteren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPM2.5en_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRaman Spectroscopyen_US


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