Air Pollution Continuous Monitoring Technology in Japan

The committee, headed by Prof. Yasuaki Maeda, Osaka Prefecture University, was established within Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) in October 1997. It is composed of experts from the Environment Agency, the Osaka Prefectural Government, Osaka Municipal Government and 10 companies including manufacturers and maintainer of automatic monitoring instrument in Japan. The objective is to accumulate know-how on the environmental technology available in Japan and promote to developing countries.
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    Chapter 1 Outline about air pollution continuous monitoring
    A short reference to the relationship between the history and monitoring on air pollution in Japan, and a description of the objectives of constant atmospheric monitoring.

    Chapter 2 Planning of air pollution continuous monitoring
    Ideas regarding the placement of monitoring stations and notes on establishment of the monitoring stations.

    Chapter 3 Examples of air pollution continuous monitoring in local governments in Japan
    An introduction of cases in Osaka Prefectural Government and Osaka City Government, where air pollution continuous monitoring system had been carried out early in Japan.

    Chapter 4 An overview of the principles of automatic monitoring devices used in air pollution continuous monitoring
    An introduction to the handling of monitored values and the operation of monitoring instruments, to help user understand their operating principles when maintaining instruments.

    Chapter 5 Examples of the automatic monitoring devices used in air pollution continuous monitoring
    An introduction to some of the instruments used and sold in Japan.

    Chapter 6 Examples of simple measurements
    An introduction of simple measuring methods in which the distribution of pollution over a local region and the concentration level of pollutants around a stationary source can be obtained easily and at low cost. These are useful for an on-site investigation of a factory, etc., and for a pilot survey before carrying out continuous monitoring.

    Chapter 7 Notes on the maintenance and management of automatic monitoring instruments
    Maintenance and management of monitoring instruments are important for obtaining accurate data. Based on experience maintaining and managing automatic monitoring instruments, introductions of items requiring attention and knowledge.

    Chapter 8 Summarizing and utilizing data
    A introduction of the method to review data obtained from monitoring instruments, to confirm data. and to utilize data through examples of Osaka Prefectural Government and Osaka City Government.

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