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SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF BUTADIENE AT A SYNTHETIC RUBBER PLANT

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Citation:

Goodrich, J., W. DeWees, AND R. Segall. SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF BUTADIENE AT A SYNTHETIC RUBBER PLANT. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/3-89/004 (NTIS PB89151534), 1989.

Description:

Butadiene emission samples were collected from the process vent stream of a plant manufacturing synthetic rubber from styrene and butadiene. Samples were collected by modification of the evacuated container sampling procedure, outlined in Section 7.1.1 of EPA Method 18. On-site analysis of samples was performed using a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector. The precision of butadiene concentrations determined from simultaneous samples collected at a nominal sampling rate of 0.050 L/min, rather than at the recommended sampling rate of 0.5 L/min, was determined. In addition, simultaneous samples were collected at both 0.20 L/min and 0.050 L/min and analyzed to determine if the mean values or precisions of the measured concentrations were influenced by the sampling rate. Acceptable precision was observed upon analysis of emission samples collected at both sampling rates, and the mean values and precisions of butadiene levels determined were statistically equal for simultaneous samples collected using the two sampling rates.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (REPORT)
Start Date: 01/31/1989
Completion Date: 01/31/1989
Record Last Revised: 12/22/2005
Record Created: 05/24/2002
Record Released: 05/24/2002
Record ID: 45301

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT