Standard Operating Procedure for Measurement of CO in Ambient Air by Gas Filter Correlation (GFC)

To obtain timely data for the purpose of air quality assessment, air quality trend reporting, air quality index reporting and to meet the requirements for inclusion of the data in provincial and national air quality databases, a continuous method of analyzing Carbon Monoxide (CO) concentrations in ambient air is used. This method is capable of measurement updates at a rate of once every five minutes or faster. Readings from instruments of this method enables the calculation of hourly averaged concentrations of CO. Commercially available CO analyzers are used in the method. This method is applicable to the measurement of CO concentrations in ambient air in the range of 0.05 parts per million (ppm) to 50.0 parts per million (ppm). This method adheres to the requirements of the current Air Monitoring Directive (AMD) 1989by Alberta Environment In some cases the limits and specifications exceed the requirements of the current AMD and subsequent amendments ?which amendments?. It should be considered that the current and any future amendments or drafts of the AMD will be used as the benchmark for requirements and criteria for ambient air monitoring practices conducted in the Province of Alberta. Information used to write this procedure was also taken from sources identified in the reference section.

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Short Name of Publication SOP-024
Deliverable Type SOP
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Program Type OSM
Author Alberta Environment and Parks
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Year of Publication 2008
Publishing Organization Alberta Environment and Parks
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Recomended Citation Title: Standard Operating Procedure for Measurement of CO in Ambient Air by Gas Filter Correlation (GFC) Procedure No: SOP-024 Revision No: 0 (new document) Approved: 2008 Reviewed: 2010