Field comparison of PM10 samplers

Li Guo, Ronaldo G. Maghirang, Edna B. Razote, Jasper G. Tallada, Joseph P. Harner, William L. Hargrove

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Fugitive emissions of PM10 (particulate matter with equivalent aerodynamic diameter of 10 μm or less) are an increasing concern for concentrated animal feeding operations, including open-lot beef cattle feedlots. Various federal reference method (FRM) and equivalent samplers can be used to measure PM10 concentrations. This research compared the performance of Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance_(TEOM), FRM high-volume (HV), and low-volume (LV) PM10 samplers in measuring PM10 concentrations in the vicinity of large cattle feedlots in Kansas. Each of the three samplers was installed at the downwind and upwind perimeters of two commercial cattle feedlots (KS1 and KS2). Samplers were operated from May 2006 to February 2008 at KS1 and from February 2007 to February 2008 at KS2. PM10 concentration ranged from <10 to 832 μg m-3 at KS1 and from <10 to 713 μg m-3 at KS2. Comparison of collocated PM10 samplers showed that measured PM10 concentration was generally largest with the TEOM PM10 sampler and smallest with the LV PM10 sampler. Differences in PM10 concentration among samplers were affected by location and duration of sampling, season, and slightly by weather conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-744
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 11 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cattle feedlot
  • High-volume sampler
  • Low-volume sampler
  • PM mass concentration
  • TEOM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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