The Impact of a Building Implosion on Airborne Particulate Matter in an Urban Community

  title={The Impact of a Building Implosion on Airborne Particulate Matter in an Urban Community},
  author={C Beck and Alison Geyh and Arjun Srinivasan and Patrick N. Breysse and Peyton A. Eggleston and Timothy J. Buckley},
  journal={Journal of the Air \& Waste Management Association},
  pages={1256 - 1264}
  • C. Beck, A. Geyh, T. Buckley
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
Abstract In response to community concerns, the air quality impact of imploding a 22-story building in east Baltimore, MD, was studied. Time- and space-resolved concentrations of indoor and outdoor particulate matter (PM) (nominally 0.5–10 µm) were measured using a portable nephelometer at seven and four locations, respectively. PM10 levels varied in time and space; there was no measurable effect observed upwind of the implosion. The downwind peak PM10 levels varied with distance (54,000–589 µg… 
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