Ozone is a key ingredient in many industrial applications such as microprocessor production, disinfection and deodorizing, and chemical synthesis. Accurate monitoring and reporting of ozone levels are crucial measures to ensure worker safety in industrial settings.
Ground-level ozone is one of the most common air pollutants. While ozone itself is not present in exhaust emissions, it is the product of reactions between these hydrocarbon emissions and sunlight. Therefore, high ozone levels can occur both at the source of emissions and can also be spread widely across metropolitan areas.
Considering the extensive range of health hazards ozone poses, the EPA has set the ozone standard at 75 parts-per-billion (ppb). Thus, there is a pressing need to monitor ground-level ozone at the parts-per-billion level over a wide geographic area to ensure compliance with these EPA levels.