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Main Title Method Development and Field Measurements for Polar Volatile Organic Compounds in Ambient Air.
Author Kelly, T. J. ; Callahan, P. J. ; Pleil, J. ; Evans, G. F. ;
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-DO-0007; EPA/600/J-94/103;
Stock Number PB94-146438
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Polar compounds ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Chromatographic analysis ; Ion traps(Instrumentation) ; Canisters ; Desorption ; Adsorption ; Water vapors ; Chemical analysis ; Air samplers ; Reprints ; Volatile organic compounds ; Boston(Massachusetts) ; Houston(Texas) ; Electron impact ionization
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NTIS  PB94-146438 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
The paper reports on a program which had two main objectives: (1) to develop an analytical method for polar volatile organic compounds (PVOCs) in ambient air using sample collection in canisters and (2) to perform PVOC analysis on ambient air samples collected at two sites formerly used in the U.S. EPA's Toxic Air Monitoring Study (TAMS). The analytical method consists of gas chromatographic separation of PVOCs with quantification by a quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer. The PVOCs most often found in ambient samples include methanol, ethanol, acetone, 2-propanol, methyl ethyl ketone, and 1-butanol. Measured levels of these species often substantially exceed the levels of benzene and toluene present in the same samples. (Copyright (c) 1993 American Chemical Society.)