This section of the Mobile Air Monitoring Program will participate in studies to determine the effectiveness of rules and regulations. In addition,
it will help quantify the need for new rules in Maricopa County.
The Mobile Air Monitoring Program will investigate specific areas based on past and present air pollution complaints and concerns at the discretion of the air pollution
For 2010, the Mobile Air Monitoring Program is targeting to perform spot testing on stack emissions to determine whether or not permitted sources are
The Mobile Air Monitoring Program includes a fully equipped vehicle with highly technical capabilities. The Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS),
for example, monitors air toxics, hydrocarbons and sulfur-containing compounds directly from the air, or it can process samples taken over a wide area. The stack monitors
measure the following pollutants from industrial stacks:
In addition, there are meteorological monitors which measure wind speed and direction, relative humidity, ambient temperature, barometric pressure and
solar radiation. An added bonus to the van is a video surveillance system.
The air monitoring program includes a trailer that has continuous air pollutant monitors measuring criteria pollutants such as ozone, particulate matter
[PM-10 and PM-2.5], carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and lead.