Usage of passive and active samplers for quick evaluation of air quality in small townships

Francisco Molina, Julián Bedoya Velásquez, Maria Victoria Toro, Myriam Gómez, Eliana Molina

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Corantioquia and REDAIRE, cooperation agreement between five Universities from the Department of Antioquia - Colombia and Environment Authorities, undertook the research project "Base Line of Air Quality in 10 Municipalities of the Corantioquia Jurisdiction" in 2003. For the four sampling points (Santa Fe de Antioquia, La Pintada, Andes, Yarumal, and Caucasia), total suspended particulate (TSP) and PM10 particles levels were low. The highest settling rate was found in the Girardota-Barbosa corridor with high industrial development and high levels of vehicles. Rural areas in the Aburra Valley showed the highest values of the sample, but even so they were under standards. Other small localities did not have air pollution problems. Pollutants surveyed included TSP, PM10, settleable particles, SO2, ozone, and NOx. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AWMA 97th Annual Conference and Exhibition (Indianapolis, IN 6/22-25/2004).

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventAWMA's 97th Annual Conference and Exhibition; Sustainable Development: Gearing Up for the Challenge - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 200425 Jun 2004


  • Air pollution monitoring
  • Air quality
  • Diffusive tubes
  • Dustfall
  • Passive sampling
  • Total suspended particles


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