9. Introduction to Monitoring Using Real-Time Methods

  1. Henry J. McDermott

Published Online: 11 OCT 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670588.ch9

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition

How to Cite

McDermott, H. J. (2004) Introduction to Monitoring Using Real-Time Methods, in Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670588.ch9

Author Information

  1. H. J. McDermott, Inc., Moraga, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 OCT 2004
  2. Published Print: 3 SEP 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471454359

Online ISBN: 9780471670582

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Keywords:

  • direct reading instruments;
  • colorimetric systems;
  • data logging;
  • portable instruments;
  • fixed systems

Summary

Real Time methods give the results right in the field as the monitoring is performed. There are two main categories of these devices: direct reading electronic instruments that measure concentration using sensor and microprocessor technology; and colorimetric devices that indicate concentration or exposure level by a color change in the sampling medium. This chapter presents an overview of Real Time methods; subsequent chapters cover these topics in more detail.