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Main Title Field Evaluation of EPA Proposed Method 0040 (Sampling and Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds Using Tedlar (Trade Name) Bags).
Author McGaughey, J. F. ; Bursey, J. T. ; Merrill, R. G. ; Fuerst, R. G. ; Jackson, M. D. ;
CORP Author Eastern Research Group, Morrisville, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 1997
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-D4-0022; EPA/600/A-97/069;
Stock Number PB97-195432
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Field tests ; Test methods ; Incinerators ; Combustion products ; Exhaust gases ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution sources ; Stationary pollutant sources ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Chemical analysis ; Analytical methods ; Performance evaluation ; Statistical analysis ; Volatile organic compounds ; EPA Method 0040 ; VOST(Volatile Organic Sampling Train)
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A field test has been performed to evaluate EPA Proposed Method 0040 (Sampling of Principal Organic Hazardous Constituents from Combustion Sources Using Tedlar Bags), a method for the collection of volatile organic compounds above the range of EPA Method 0030 (VOST). In the laboratory studies, a design for the sampling train was developed and the train was evaluated using dynamic spiking techniques. An analytical methodology using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was also developed. A field test of the methodology was performed to determine the systematic error (bias) and random error (precision) under stationary source sampling conditions. Four similar trains were operated using a quadruplicate sampling probe, with dynamic spiking of two trains with volatile organic compounds, while sampling emissions from a coal combustion source. Analytical data were statistically evaluated according EPA Method 301. Fifteen of eighteen volatile organic test compounds met Method 301 acceptance criteria for performance.