23 views

Uploaded by Sid

parts per notations for solids, liquids, gas

save

You are on page 1of 3

Two basic sets of units are used by the engineering and science community. They are: a. US-CS (United States Customary units) (e.g., pounds, inches, degrees Fahrenheit) b. SI (International System of Units) (e.g., grams, meters, degrees Celsius) The typical units used depend on the matrix studied. Solids Concentrations of substances in a solid are generally given as mass of substance per unit mass of solid. For example, the concentration of DDT (a now-banned, but once commonly used insecticide to control the spread of malaria) in the tissue of a bird would be given as µ g DDT/kg tissue. The concentration of PCB (a highly chlorinated recalcitrant organic once commonly used for a variety of purposes including as a hydraulic fluid in electric generators) in sediments would be given as mg PCB/kg sediment. For solids: 1 µ g/kg = 1 ppb (part per billion – by weight) 1 mg/kg = 1 ppm (part per million by weight) Liquids Concentrations of substances in a liquid (for CEE 1503, that will usually mean water) are generally given as mass of substance per unit volume of solution. Conventional units are mg/L, µg/L, ng/L (mg = milligram, L = liter, µg = microgram, ng = nanogram). Things get confusing when we have to deal with ppm or ppb units. Part of the confusion originates from the definition of ppm or ppb. One should really define ppm (or ppb, ppt, etc.) in terms of whether the units are on a weight (w/w) or volume (v/v) basis, or a combination of the two (w/v or v/w) basis. Note, the equality: 1 mg/L = 1 ppm (w/v or weight/volume) 1 µ g/L = 1 ppb (w/v) does not depend on the specific gravity of the solution. If we are dealing with ppm (or ppb, etc.) on a weight (w/w) basis, things get a little more complicated. For dilute solutions, where 1 liter of solution weights approximately 1000 g (i.e., the specific gravity of the solution is 1.0) the following set of equivalencies are true. Then: 1 mg/L = 1 g/m3 ≈ 1 ppm (w/w) 1 µ g/L = 1 mg/ m3 ≈ 1 ppb (w/w) In some situations, the solution is concentrated or we must deal with a non-aqueous liquid (such as gasoline), the specific gravity may not be equal to 1.0 and mg/L = ppm (w/w) × Specific gravity of the solution µ g/L = ppb (w/w) × Specific gravity of the solution For example, a sediment – water mixture contains 1 µ g/L of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). The specific gravity of the sediment – water mixture is 1.06. What is the concentration of PCBs in ppm (w/w)? 1µ g/L

1.06 = 0.9 ppb (w/w)

4 L. n = mass of substance (moles). As you raise the pressure of a gas mixture. At times. as you raise the temperature of a gas mixture. Since the pollutant mass is constant. µ g/m3 or mg/m3). The ideal gas law (PV = nRT. T = absolute temperature (°C + 273) in degrees Kelvin) is used to convert units.082 atm L mol-1K-1). Under these conditions one mole of an ideal gas occupies a volume of 22.4 mol Thus. the concentration in units of mg/m3 must decrease. where P = pressure (atm).Gases For most air pollution work. gaseous concentrations are expressed using mixed units of mass per units volume (e. the volume of the mixture decreases. Standard temperature and pressure are defined as 1 atm and 0 °C (273 K). mg ppm × molecular weight 273 P(atm) = × × 3 L m T(K) 1 atm 22. Example: .g. For example.4 1 atm mol Using Boyle’s Law (PV = constant or P1V1 = P2V2) for constant temperature conditions and Charles’s Law (V/T = constant or V1T1 = V2T2) for constant pressure conditions. (Remember the mass of the pollutant is independent of pressure). the concentration of a gaseous pollutant in ppm units is the volume of the pollutant per million volumes of the air mixture: 1 volume of gaseous pollutant = 1 ppm (v/v) 106 volumes of air One can use the notation (v/v) or by volume to denote that the concentrations are given in volumetric units. we can develop an equation to convert ppm to mg/m3 or visa versa. V RT = = n P (0. the volume of the mixture increases. The relationship between ppm (v/v) and mg/m3 depends on the density of the pollutant which depends on its pressure. temperature and molecular weight. R = ideal gas constant (0.082 atm ⋅ L ) (273 K) L mol ⋅ K = 22.. V = volume (1). the concentration in units of mg/m3 must increase. it is customary to express pollutant concentrations in volumetric terms. Since the pollutant mass is constant.

g C ppm × 64.1 g/mol. Does this exceed the Federal Air Quality Standard of 0. Note: 1 m 3 pollutant g molecular wight of pollutant.1 µ g mg mg 273 K mol × 400 × = 0. the Federal Air Quality Standard has been exceeded.15 ppm Therefore.4 = 3 3 3 L m 10 µg m 298 K 22.Question: Suppose the average concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) is measured to be 400 µg/m3 at 25 °C and 1 atm.4 × 10-3 mol .14 ppm (given for 1 atm and 25 °C)? Solution: The molecular weight of SO2 is (32. 6 3 10 m air mixture mg mg mol = ppm × × × 103 3 3 m m ppm g 22.00 amu) = 64.06 amu) + 2(16.4 mol Cppm = 0.

- SIUploaded bysimba8661
- 1050 Expression of ResultsUploaded byDiana Andrea Cardona Peña
- Dilution and Media Preparation- Problem SetUploaded byKris Gérard Alvarez
- Units of ConcentrationUploaded bySAIKAT SENGUPTA
- Viva Ppt GuidleinsUploaded byDharmender Sharma
- PPM convertion.docxUploaded bysandeep ghadge
- Chapter 2Uploaded byAwaluddin Iwan Perdana
- JustificationUploaded by4gen_3
- lindemann case studyUploaded byapi-317217312
- Units of ConcentrationUploaded byJarena Ria Zolina
- CRE Lecture NotesUploaded bymunding21
- Tutorial 1Uploaded byChong Cherng Wong
- Assignment 1Uploaded byOri Luke
- Chem 20L UCLA Study Questions Answer KeyUploaded bydasomebody
- Basic Environmental Technology Water Supply Waste Management and Pollution Control 5th Edition Nathanson Solutions ManualUploaded bysyqynihari
- The Chemistry of SolutionsUploaded byManP13
- What Concentration of Solution is Found in Ppm if 0Uploaded byNestor Bong Bordaje Nemeño
- Laboratory StandardsUploaded byHarish
- MEM310-2013-14-01Fall-Lecture04Uploaded byjames bon usesff
- Notes Percent Ppm Ppb PptUploaded byeashel
- 02Nicot JPUploaded byislam_rakhawy
- PI 3050 DO Moisture AnalyzerUploaded byFernando Hinojosa
- BdeM Taller No. 1 Variables de Proceso 2017Uploaded byAmilvia Vega Orozco
- 3073890-Proyecto-minero-Utupara.pdfUploaded byJairoCruzPortilla
- Converting Micromolars (UM) to Parts-Per-Million (PPM) When Using PGR's _ Mass Spectrum Botanicals - Tampa, FloridaUploaded bygennoxyd
- IPCC List of Greenhouse Gases - Wikipedia, The Free EncyclopediaUploaded byisalleh
- Chapter 1 ~ Compatible modeUploaded byJyha Khari
- PpmUploaded byZaity Zakery
- ReviewUploaded bynabiul
- 02 SolutionsUploaded byNamit Saxena

- Heat and Mass Transfer Resistances.pptUploaded bySid
- Heat and Mass Transfer Resistances.pptUploaded bySid
- Report of 2013 from World Energy CouncilUploaded bykyawswarpm
- Principles and Modern Applications of Mass Transfer Operations By J. Benitez: SCILAB codesUploaded bySid
- 1997 Skills ListUploaded bygwapingMD
- 316 SteelUploaded byjonyboy_1234915
- 2016levelized Costs Aeo2011Uploaded bydiego_is_online

- acustica_( estatico )Uploaded byPâmela Daniela Nogueira
- Practica No.1 (Transformadores).docxUploaded byAlexis Muñoz
- TRANSFORMADORES TRIFASICOS ENSAYOS 2Uploaded byfrankys200
- ESTUDIO EXPERIMENTAL DEL DESEMPEÑO ENERGÉTICO DE UN COMPRESOR CENTRÍFUGO MULTIETAPAUploaded byHelen Denise Lugo Me
- Chapter - 10_WavesUploaded byMohammed Aftab Ahmed
- Memoria Descriptiva de EstructurasUploaded byJorge Manuel Huamanñahui Chipana
- 6_Sensor de velocidad de rotaciÃ³n del rotor principalUploaded byCarlos Gallegos
- TI_80F-83F 2-10Uploaded byblackwind366
- Chapter 7 ChangUploaded bysatya sagar
- Practica 4 EpnUploaded bykathy López
- Wikipedia ElectromagnetismUploaded bySunu Pradana
- Guia Robotica FinalUploaded byJuan Chinga
- Trabajo Diagrama de FaseUploaded byAndreina Hernandez
- Custionario FisicoUploaded byJorge Antonio
- Thermo Equations CH1-CH6Uploaded byKaruppiah Arunachalam
- 01 Estudio de Corto CircuitoUploaded byGoakof
- A bead on a rotating helical wireUploaded byAlejandro
- BCI184EUploaded by3efoo
- Método centro de gravedadUploaded byRicardo Tafur Gismondi
- 3_SensoresUploaded byMarcos
- Transferencia Por Conveccion Forzada en Flujo LaminarUploaded byMichael Cotton
- Copia de Guía de estudio para el examen de Física 3 Primer parcialUploaded byJon Lima
- Quiz 1 Fisica GeneralUploaded byandrestito1
- COREY GOODE-TEMP. 1 EPIS. 9-Divulgación Cósmica_ Sol Eléctrico - Sphere-Being AllianceUploaded byMiguelVega
- Reporte 6 Laboratorio de Electricidad y Magnetismo.Uploaded byJorge Alberto Vargas Carmona
- Polman - Controlling Fano Line Shapes in Plasmon Mediated Light Coupling Into a SubstrateUploaded byCharleston Tilly
- chp%3A10.1007%2F978-3-540-89251-9_12.pdfUploaded byjose
- 425 1 Design Temps Lecture and HWUploaded byNajwa Syafiqa
- Vibrations Solutions -PartialUploaded byayariseifallah
- 56 11 12刻意練習：原創者全面解析，比天賦更關鍵的學習法 3468Uploaded byAnglo An