||Evaluation of the Flux Chamber Method for Measuring Volatile Organic Emissions from Surface Impoundments.
Gholson, A. R.;
Albritton, J. R.;
Jayanty, R. K. M.;
||Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Volatile organic compounds;
Air pollution sampling;
Flux chamber method;
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||The research deals with the validation of the flux chamber method for measuring volatile organic emissions from liquid surfaces in treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDF). A simulated surface impoundment was constructed so that method precision and accuracy could be determined under controlled conditions. Operational parameters studied included sweep flow rate, sampling time, sweep flow position and chamber depth in the liquid. Environmental factors included wind velocity, solar intensity, emission rate, and chemical composition. Field testing was performed at two TSDFs, a wastewater treatment facility at a chemical plant, and a waste stabilization facility. The results showed that good precision can be obtained under a variety of conditions, but that the method suffers from a negative bias that varies with the compound under analysis.
||Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
|NTIS Title Notes
||PC A05/MF A01