Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4725–4731, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4725–4731, 2019

Research article 05 Sep 2019

Research article | 05 Sep 2019

Derivation of flow rate and calibration method for high-volume air samplers

Richard Hann and Mark Hermanson


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AR by Richard Hann on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jun 2019) by Thomas F. Hanisco
ED: Publish as is (13 Aug 2019) by Thomas F. Hanisco
Short summary
High-volume air sampling is a key measurement technique for investigating the concentration of atmospheric pollutants. Despite being a mature technique, a detailed description of how to derive flow rates and how to calibrate these samplers is missing in the literature. This paper uses basics in fluid mechanics to derive the equations in question. This allows for a deeper understanding of the measurement process and opens up for a more differentiated assessment of potential error sources.