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Abstract

Three black smoke sampling instrument/reflectometer combinations have been tested at three sites in the United Kingdom to assess their suitability for adoption as the Reference Method with regard to the EEC Directive on Black Smoke and Sulphur Dioxide in the ambient atmosphere. The instruments were manufactured by AGL (United Kingdom), IHE (Belgium) and Environnement S.A. (France). Various aspects of the method developed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) method have been examined particularly in relation to the shape of the calibration curves. As a result of the investigations a recommended routine measuring procedure has been defined which specifies the minimum requirements for a method which does not comply with the reference method. Test procedures for checking compliance with the minimum requirements are given. Recommendations have been made regarding a Black Smoke Reference Method. All the instruments tested were found to be suitable for the routine measurement of black smoke but no instrument met the OECD specification exactly. However the UK and French samplers were found to be suitable for upgrading to reference method standard provided that modifications were made to their flow control and measurement systems.

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Authors: CLAYTON P, WARREN SPRING LABORATORY, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, STEVENAGE (UK);DAVIS B J WARREN SPRING LABORATORY, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, STEVENAGE (UK), WARREN SPRING LABORATORY, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, STEVENAGE (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9377 EN (1984) MF, 54 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 270, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123005400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en