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This analysis aims at assessing Madrid's NO(2) monitoring network according to the standards of EEC regulations. It contains an assessment of the current network through a theoretical study (listing of emissions, demographic and topographical studies), an experimental study on the site, and some recommendations for an optimalisation with a view to modernisation. The principle behind the method (passive sampling technique) is described in detail and the conformity of the design of Madrid's NO(2) network is examined by comparing the results collected with the directive standards. The information collected leads to the conclusion that the monitoring stations conform to the three criteria - maximum pollution registered, exposure and representativity - which they must satisfy in order to assure the protection of public health.

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Authors: PAYRISSAT M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Simposio para la Presentación de los Trabajos de Convalidación de la Red Automática para la CEE, Madrid (ES), Oct. 24-25, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 36464 ORA
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