Correction methods for organic carbon artifacts when using quartz-fiber filters in large particulate matter monitoring networks: the regression method and other options.

@article{Maimone2011CorrectionMF,
  title={Correction methods for organic carbon artifacts when using quartz-fiber filters in large particulate matter monitoring networks: the regression method and other options.},
  author={Francesco Maimone and Barbara J. Turpin and Paul Solomon and Qingyu Meng and Allen L Robinson and R Subramanian and Andrea Polidori},
  journal={Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={696-710}
}
Sampling and handling artifacts can bias filter-based measurements of particulate organic carbon (OC). Several measurement-based methods for OC artifact reduction and/or estimation are currently used in research-grade field studies. OC frequently is not artifact-corrected in large routine sampling networks (e.g., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Chemical Speciation Network). In some cases, the OC artifact has been corrected using a regression method (RM) for artifact estimation. In… CONTINUE READING