The development of a novel method for directional dust monitoring.


:Dust monitoring using sticky pads was popularised in the 1980s. The discolouration caused by dust adhering to white adhesive material was measured with a smoke stain reflectometer. This loss of reflectance was expressed as the percentage effective area coverage (EAC%) per day. EAC% can be used as a measure of nuisance caused by dust. EAC% may also be measured with a hand-held Sticky Pad Reader (SPR). Sticky pads can be mounted on flat or cylindrical surfaces to measure dust by deposition or in flux. An alternative method was developed in the 1990s that measured total dust coverage using computer-based scanning. DustScan used a transparent adhesive film wrapped around a vertical cylinder with magnetic north marked. The sticky pad was sealed with another transparent sheet before scanning at 50 dots per inch (dpi). Dust levels were assessed by comparing the grey-scale values of pixels in the exposed area with an unexposed reference area. Insects and other extraneous material could be 'masked out' from the computer analysis. Dust coverage was expressed as percentage absolute area coverage (AAC%). DustScan has subsequently been developed commercially. A limited trial indicated that monitoring periods of 7-14 days were preferred to avoid dust saturation of the sticky pad. A method for calculating EAC% has been developed and shown to have a high degree of correspondence with an SPR. A trial for the Minerals Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) made comparisons between DustScan and other dust monitoring methods. Dust nuisance limits based on AAC% and EAC% are proposed.par.


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  • Levels of zinc, copper, cadmium, and lead in fruits and vegetables grown and consumed in Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia.

    abstract::The levels of four metals (Zn, Cu, Cd, and Pb) were evaluated in two fruit types (apricot and fig), a fruity vegetable (tomato), and three leafy vegetables (arugula, spinach, and lettuce) that are commonly grown and consumed in Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia. Flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry was employed for quan...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oteef MD,Fawy KF,Abd-Rabboh HS,Idris AM

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Mineralogy of atmospheric suspended dust in three indoor and one outdoor location in Oman.

    abstract::The aim of this work is to characterize the mineral phases present in the atmosphere at three locations in northern Oman. Samples of atmospheric particles were collected using a high volume sampler. Three indoor and one outdoor location were chosen in this investigation. Sampling locations included a residential house...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abdul-Wahab SA,Worthing MA,Al-Maamari S

    更新日期:2005-08-01 00:00:00

  • The secretion of organic acids is also regulated by factors other than aluminum.

    abstract::As a result of natural processes and human activities, aluminum (Al) toxicity is recognized as a major limiting factor for plant productivity, and the secretion of organic acids facilitated by channel proteins is one of the most important Al resistance mechanisms in plants. The objective of this study was to evaluate ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ding H,Wen D,Fu Z,Qian H

    更新日期:2014-02-01 00:00:00

  • Seasonal variation and enrichment of metals in sediments of Rosetta branch, Nile River, Egypt.

    abstract::This study investigated heavy metal pollution in sediments of the Rosetta branch of the River Nile of Egypt to quantify the toxic distribution potential of metals into the surrounding environment. Sediment samples were collected at 9 sites during in four seasons. Organic matter and total metal concentrations were dete...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Redwan M,Elhaddad E

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Hydrogeochemical processes controlling the high fluoride concentration in groundwater: a case study at the Boden block area, Orissa, India.

    abstract::The present investigation reports the assessment of hydrochemical/geochemical processes controlling the concentration of fluoride in groundwater of a village in India (Boden block, Orissa). Boden block is one of the severely affected fluoride-contaminated areas in the state of Orissa (India). The sampling and subseque...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dey RK,Swain SK,Mishra S,Sharma P,Patnaik T,Singh VK,Dehury BN,Jha U,Patel RK

    更新日期:2012-05-01 00:00:00

  • Models for estimation of the presence of non-regulated disinfection by-products in small drinking water systems.

    abstract::Among all the organic disinfection by-products (DBPs), only trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs) are regulated in drinking water, while most DBPs are not. Very little information exists on the occurrence of non-regulated DBPs, particularly in small water systems (SWS). Paradoxically, SWS are more vulnera...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Guilherme S,Rodriguez MJ

    更新日期:2017-10-23 00:00:00

  • Preparation and validation of gridded emission inventory of criteria air pollutants and identification of emission hotspots for megacity Delhi.

    abstract::Delhi is one of the many megacities struggling with punishing levels of pollution from industrial, residential, and transportation sources. Over the years, pollution abatement in Delhi has become an important constituent of state policies. In the past one decade a lot of policies and regulations have been implemented ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mohan M,Dagar L,Gurjar BR

    更新日期:2007-07-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of soil contamination by trace elements on white poplar progeny: seed germination and seedling vigour.

    abstract::Seed germination is considered a critical phase in plant development and relatively sensitive to heavy metals. White poplar (Populus alba) trees tend to accumulate Cd and Zn in their tissues. We tested if soil contamination can affect P. alba progeny, reduced seed germination and explored the distribution of mineral e...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Madejón P,Cantos M,Jiménez-Ramos MC,Marañón T,Murillo JM

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Assessment of environmental impacts of a colony of free-ranging rhesus monkeys (Macca mulatta) on Morgan Island, South Carolina.

    abstract::Morgan Island, located within the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve in South Carolina, is home to the only free-ranging colony of rhesus monkeys (Macca mulatta) in the continental United States. The purpose of this study was to assess environmental impacts of the monkey colony on water quality in adjacent ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Klopchin JL,Stewart JR,Webster LF,Sandifer PA

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00

  • Eco-physiological performance of two invasive weed congeners (Ageratum conyzoides L. and Ageratum houstonianum Mill.) in the Indo-Gangetic plains of India.

    abstract::Morphological (easily measureable) and physiological (hard to measure) traits of two closely related invasive alien congeners-Ageratum conyzoides L. and Ageratum houstonianum Mill. were studied with a perspective that which species will be potentially be more successful as an invader in the Indo-Gangetic plains of Ind...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Singh V,Singh H,Sharma GP,Raghubanshi AS

    更新日期:2011-07-01 00:00:00

  • Metals and selenium in wild animals from Norwegian areas close to Russian nickel smelters.

    abstract::This paper reports the concentrations of metals (Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, and/or Zn) and selenium (Se) in kidney and/or liver samples from capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), hares (Lepus timidus), common shrews (Sorex araneus) and grey-sided voles (Clethrionomus rufocanus) from...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kålås JA,Ringsby TH,Lierhagen S

    更新日期:1995-07-01 00:00:00

  • Pesticide concentrations in water and sediment and associated invertebrate toxicity in Del Puerto and Orestimba Creeks, California, 2007-2008.

    abstract::The California's San Joaquin River and its tributaries including Orestimba (ORC) and Del Puerto (DPC) Creeks are listed on the 2006 US EPA Clean Water Act §303(d) list for pesticide impairment. From December 2007 through June 2008, water and sediment samples were collected from both creeks in Stanislaus County to dete...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ensminger M,Bergin R,Spurlock F,Goh KS

    更新日期:2011-04-01 00:00:00

  • Characterization of the leachate in an urban landfill by physicochemical analysis and solid phase microextraction-GC/MS.

    abstract::The aim of this study is to evaluate extensively the characterization and identification of major pollutant parameters by paying attention to the organic chemical pollution for unregulated dumping site leachate in Eskişehir/Turkey. The study that is first and only one research has been very important data related with...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Banar M,Ozkan A,Kürkçüoğlu M

    更新日期:2006-10-01 00:00:00

  • Testing differences in methods of preparing moss samples. Effect of washing on Pseudoscleropodium purum.

    abstract::When terrestrial mosses are used to study the risks associated with the accumulation of airborne pollutants, samples must be washed to remove deposits adhering to the surface. Here, we studied the effects of washing the samples as well as of freezing, drying, and acclimatization treatments. The differences between the...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fernández JA,Aboal JR,Carballeira A

    更新日期:2010-04-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of data from two vegetation monitoring methods in semi-natural grasslands.

    abstract::Two vegetation-monitoring methods were compared: subplot frequency analysis (SF) and visual estimation of percentage cover (VE). Two independent observers collected data from two semi-natural, species-rich grasslands on three different occasions during the growth-season. During the last data collection period, survey ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carlsson AL,Bergfur J,Milberg P

    更新日期:2005-01-01 00:00:00

  • Lichen distribution and bioindicator tobacco plants give discordant response: a case study from Italy.

    abstract::Epiphytic lichen biodiversity (LB) distribution was evaluated in a 1000 km2 area in Tuscany (Central Italy). In the same area, a survey was performed to monitor tropospheric ozone (O3) phytotoxic effects using tobacco plants (Nicotiana tabacum) cv. Bel-W3 (O3 supersensitive) and cv. Bel-B (O3 resistant) as bioindicato...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lorenzini G,Landi U,Loppi S,Nali C

    更新日期:2003-03-01 00:00:00

  • Noise mapping of densely populated neighborhoods--example of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro-Brazil.

    abstract::Copacabana is one of the most famous neighborhoods of the city of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil but suffers from a high inhabitant density. One of the many environmental problems faced is related to noise pollution. In order to assess not only the noise levels, to which the population is exposed, but also to quantify the infl...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: de Noronha Castro Pinto FA,Moreno Mardones MD

    更新日期:2009-08-01 00:00:00

  • Impact of PAH on biological health parameters of soils of an Indian refinery and adjoining agricultural area--a case study.

    abstract::The present study is aimed at analysing and comparing different soil enzymes in soil samples of native contaminated sites of a Mathura refinery and adjoining agricultural land. Enzyme activities are considered as indicators of soil quality and changes in biogeochemical function due to management or perturbations. Soil...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chaudhary P,Singh SB,Chaudhry S,Nain L

    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00

  • Probabilistic carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic risk assessment of heavy metal ingestion through consumption of different walnut cultivars: An Iranian study.

    abstract::The heavy metal levels in six walnut cultivars from five geographical zones of Iran were measured. An assessment of risks was conducted by calculating the Target Hazard Quotient (THQ) and Incremental Lifetime Cancer Risk (ILCR) by use of the Monte Carlo simulation method. The highest amounts of As and Pb were reported...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taghizadeh SF,Rezaee R,Badibostan H,Karimi G

    更新日期:2020-08-27 00:00:00

  • The synergistic role of agricultural activities in groundwater quality in ultramafic environments: the case of the Psachna basin, central Euboea, Greece.

    abstract::In the present study, we approach the geochemical processes affecting the hydrochemistry and resulting in elevated concentrations of hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) in groundwater of the Psachna basin, central Euboea, Greece. Sixty-five groundwater samples and 16 topsoil (5-20 cm) samples were studied in order to examine g...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Papazotos P,Vasileiou E,Perraki M

    更新日期:2019-04-30 00:00:00

  • A game theoretic approach for interbasin water resources allocation considering the water quality issues.

    abstract::In this paper, a new game theoretic methodology is developed for interbasin water transfer management with regard to economic, equity, and environmental criteria. The main objective is to supply the competing users in a fair way, while the efficiency and environmental sustainability criteria are satisfied and the util...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mahjouri N,Ardestani M

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00

  • Measurements of benzene and formaldehyde in a medium sized urban environment. Indoor/outdoor health risk implications on special population groups.

    abstract::In the present study, the results of a measurement campaign aiming to assess cancer risk among two special groups of population: policemen and laboratory technicians exposed to the toxic substances, benzene and formaldehyde are presented. The exposure is compared to general population risk. The results show that polic...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pilidis GA,Karakitsios SP,Kassomenos PA,Kazos EA,Stalikas CD

    更新日期:2009-03-01 00:00:00

  • Seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton community in a tropical wetland.

    abstract::Phytoplankton species composition and seasonal changes were investigated in the Bhoj wetland Bhopal. Taxonomic composition, diversity, and abundance of phytoplankton were studied at nine stations from March 2008 to February 2010, in relation to various physico-chemical factors. Total phytoplankton species composition ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bhat NA,Wanganeo A,Raina R

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Cloning metallothionein gene in Zacco platypus and its potential as an exposure biomarker against cadmium.

    abstract::Zacco platypus, pale chub, is an indigenous freshwater fish of East Asia including Korea and has many useful characteristics as indicator species for water pollution. While utility of Z. platypus as an experimental species has been recognized, genetic-level information is very limited and warrants extensive research. ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee S,Kim C,Kim J,Kim WK,Shin HS,Lim ES,Lee JW,Kim S,Kim KT,Lee SK,Choi CY,Choi K

    更新日期:2015-07-01 00:00:00

  • Construction of a nanostructure-based electrochemical sensor for voltammetric determination of bisphenol A.

    abstract::A novel carbon paste electrode modified with graphene oxide nanosheets and an ionic liquid (n-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluoro phosphate) was fabricated. The electrochemical study of the modified electrode, as well as its efficiency for voltammetric oxidation of bisphenol A, is described. The electrode was also em...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Beitollahi H,Tajik S

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • Groundwater stress and vulnerability in rural coastal aquifers under competing demands: a case study from Sri Lanka.

    abstract::Rural coastal aquifers are undergoing rapid changes due to increasing population, high water demand with expanding agricultural and domestic uses, and seawater intrusion due to unmanaged water pumping. The combined impact of these activities is the deterioration of groundwater quality, public health concerns, and unsu...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jayasekera DL,Kaluarachchi JJ,Villholth KG

    更新日期:2011-05-01 00:00:00

  • Trace elements as tracers of environmental pollution in the canal sediments (alluvial formation of the Danube River, Serbia).

    abstract::The purpose of this study was to examine the levels of trace elements and to discuss the origin and mobility of these contaminants in the canal sediments (alluvial formation of the Danube River). The most significant fractions binding all of the studied elements were oxides and silicates. The high proportion of elemen...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sakan SM,Dordević DS,Manojlović DD

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00

  • The extent and predictors of phthalate exposure among couples undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment.

    abstract::Phthalates are chemicals used as plasticizers and solvents in many consumer products but are suspected of disrupting the endocrine system and are known for their reproductive/developmental health risks. This study examined the extent and predictors of phthalate exposure among 599 couples undergoing in vitro fertilizat...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Saleh I,Coskun S,Al-Doush I,Al-Rajudi T,Abduljabbar M,Al-Rouqi R,Al-Hassan S

    更新日期:2019-04-30 00:00:00

  • Sorption/desorption of 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane(4,4'-DDT) on a sandy loam soil.

    abstract::1,1,1-Trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane(4,4'-DDT) is a pesticide well-known for its negative health and environmental effects. Despite being banned by a majority of world countries more than 30 years ago, its persistence in the environment is a continuing problem even today. The objective of the study was the in...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Erdem Z,Cutright TJ

    更新日期:2015-02-01 00:00:00

  • Application of QUAL2Kw for water quality modeling and dissolved oxygen control in the river Bagmati.

    abstract::A stream water quality model, QUAL2Kw, was calibrated and validated for the river Bagmati of Nepal. The model represented the field data quite well with some exceptions. The influences of various water quality management strategies have on DO concentrations were examined considering: (i) pollution loads modification; ...

    journal_title:Environmental monitoring and assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kannel PR,Lee S,Kanel SR,Lee YS,Ahn KH

    更新日期:2007-02-01 00:00:00