Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
How to Cite
Mole, N., Palmgren, F. and Zhang, H. 2006. Pollutant Measurements. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Measurements of pollutant concentrations are needed in monitoring to determine when an emergency response is required, for example close to installations that store or process hazardous chemicals; to determine whether legal standards are complied with; and to gain knowledge and understanding that can be used to improve modeling, prediction and mitigation of the effects of pollution. This article deals with measurement techniques and strategies appropriate to major pollutants in both air and water, and also with the effects of unavoidable measurement errors.