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Main Title Practical experience in analysis or organic compounds in ambient air using canisters and sorbents. {microfiche}
Author Merrill, R. G.; Dayton, D. P.; Rice, J.; McAllister, R. A.; Wagoner, D. E.
CORP Author Merrill, R. Jr.
Publisher Radian Corporation for US Environmental Protection Agency,
Place Published Research Triangle Park, NC.,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/113
Stock Number PB90-263039
OCLC Number 45587246
Subjects Air pollution; Chemical analysis; Sorbents; Organic compounds; Air samplers; Toxic substances; Volatile matter; Air pollution control
Subject Added Ent Air monitoring
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
ERBD PB90-263039 NERL/ESD-LV Library/Las Vegas,NV 12/29/2000
NTIS PB90-263039 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 14 p. 24 cm.
Abstract Generation of accurate ambient air VOC pollutant measurement data as a basis for regulatory decisions is critical. Air methods available through the Environmental Protection Agency are contained in the 'Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Toxic Organic Compounds in Ambient Air.' Some of the methods in this Compendium are developed and validated only in a single laboratory. Some represent a synthesis of the procedures performed in a number of laboratories. The range of applicability of the methods is defined only in general outline, with very little specific data available to assess the performance of the total methodology for a large number of compounds. There are many criteria which must be considered in the selection of methodology for ambient air sampling and analysis. Both canisters and sorbents may be used for Volatile Organic Compounds. There is considerable latitude regarding selection of analytical methodology: mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography, and gas chromatography with a variety of detectors are used at various times for various reasons. Even the exact type of measurement to be taken will vary according to program needs and the ultimate use of the data. The quality of the air measurement data is also a function of the skill, competence, and experience of both the field study collection team and the laboratory which is executing the methodology. The paper presents examples of Radian Corporation's experience with ambient air measurement techniques.
Notes "EPA 600/D-90/113."
Supplementary Notes Presented at the A and WMA Annual Meeting (83rd) held in Pittsburgh, PA. on June 24-29, 1990. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.
PUB Date Free Form 1990.
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20001218134811
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 00732nam 2200205Ka 45020