Land-Based Sources of Air Quality Contaminants in the Binational Border Region of Southwestern New Mexico, Northwestern Chihuahua and West Texas

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DAS Etyemezian, Vicken R 08/12/2010 - 06/30/2011 New Mexico State University

Project Description

This proposed scope of work, to be completed by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in support of an effort led by the New Mexico State University (NMSU), is for activities that are aimed at assessing the characteristics of an air quality monitoring network in the state of New Mexico. These activities include: 1. The design of portable sensors for ozone (O3) measurement that are to be used in saturation-type measurements in New Mexico, 2. The characterization of these sensors including measurement uncertainty and factors that affect accuracy such as temperature and air flow through the sensors, 3. Construction and calibration of ten (10) sensors against a known standard, 4. Support in the deployment of the O3 sensors including assistance with site selection, data analysis, and geospatial analysis as needed, and 5. Chemical analysis of filter samples collected over the course of ongoing field studies in New Mexico. These filters will be collected by NMSU personnel and analyzed at DRI's Environmental Analysis Facility (EAF).