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As part of a wide programme of comparisons between sampling methods, a simple passive sampler has been developed and approved. It collects nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)) by means of molecular diffusion. The sampler is economical, easy to prepare, to use and analyse. The simplicity and the low cost of the device allow its use in areas in which a high density of sampling points is required. This document describes some applications of the technique compared with traditional techniques at measurement stations in Europe.

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Authors: ATKINS D H F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Reti de Rilevamento Automatiche per il Controllo della Qualità dell'Aria, Milano (IT), Oct. 28-29, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 35122 ORA
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