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PARTICULATES

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French Equivalent: Matières particulaires

Definition:
Particulates are fine liquid or solid particles, such as dust, smoke, mist, fumes or smog, found in air or emissions.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Suspended particulate matter (SPM)

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 20, 2001