EPA Ireland Archive of SO2 (Total Acidity Method) Monitoring Data

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SO2 is formed when fuel (mainly coal and oil) containing sulphur is burned at power plants, in homes and elsewhere.

High concentrations of SO2 can result in temporary breathing impairment for asthmatics who are active outdoors. Other effects, which have been associated with longer-term exposures to high concentrations of SO2, in conjunction with high levels of particulate matter, include aggravation of existing cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness and alterations in the lungs? Together, SO2 and NOx are the major precursors to acidic deposition (acid rain), which is associated with the acidification of soils, lakes and streams and the accelerated corrosion of buildings and monuments.

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Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Team

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Att 1    DF617ADublin_Clonskeagh_O3_2012_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.23 Mb)
Att 2    DF68D0Dublin_Rathmines_O3_2012_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)
Att 3    DF6C67Dublin_Rosemount_Hg_2012_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 4    Clare_Shannon_SO2_2012_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.15 Mb)
Att 5    Clare_Shannon_SO2_2012_ppb_hr.xlsx   (0.13 Mb)
Att 6    Clare_Ennis_SO2_2012_ppb_hr.xlsx   (0.17 Mb)
Att 7    Clare_Ennis_SO2_2012_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.17 Mb)
Att 8    Limerickcitycouncil_SO2Bubbler_2007.xls   (0.03 Mb)
Att 9    Louthcountycouncil_SO2Bubbler_2007.xls   (0.04 Mb)
Att 10    Corkcitycouncil_SO2Bubbler_2007.xls   (0.02 Mb)

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Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEPA Ireland Archive of SO2 (Total Acidity Method) Monitoring Data
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=c933c82a-7a0d-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Unique Identifierc933c82a-7a0d-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2024-06-21

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SAFER-Data Display URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=76
Resource KeywordsSO2, Black Smoke Total Acidity Method
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project CodeAir Quality
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeAir Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe EPA requests an acknowledgement (in publications, conference papers, etc) from those who use information or data received from this online system, its tools and software. For clarifications on any aspect of this raw data users should contact the air quality team. A recommended citation is provided below.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 170
Project Start Date Monday 1st April 1991 (01-04-1991)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Wednesday 1st May 1991 (01-05-1991)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 31st December 2006 (31-12-2006)
Published on SAFERFriday 23rd May 2008 (23-05-2008)
Date of Last EditWednesday 9th October 2013 at 13:35:07 (09-10-2013)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 13:35:07 (09-10-2013)

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Sulphur Dioxide was monitored by the total acidity method by various Local Authorithies across Ireland.

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The Local Authorities measured Sulphur Dioxide by the total acidity method along with Black Smoke in Ireland for over 20 years. The legal requirement for the Local Authorities to measure SO2 ended in 2001.
Supplementary Information
SO2 is currently measured by the EPA as part of the Air Quality Monitoring Network using an API M100 Sulphur Dioxide analyser by U.V. Fluorescence. Directive 1999/30/EC (CEC, 1999) established an hourly limit of 350 μg/m3 and an annual mean limit of 20 μg/m3 in respect of SO2. No more than 24 exceedances of the hourly limit values are allowed per year. Both limit values came into force on 1 January 2005.

FILENAME CONVENTION: To intuitively guide users on the data contained in each of the dataset files the FILENAMES shown abide by a simple convention. The first part of the filename corresponds to the station location where the monitoring took place, the second refers to the pollutant measured. The third part of the filename corresponds to the year of measurement. For datasets, which contain data, measured over two years rather than one the year provided includes the year when measurement commented at that station site. If measurement data was collected at using a mobile monitoring station the code TR will follow the pollutant name.

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