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Main Title Sampling and Analysis Experiments for Improved Characterization of Products of Incomplete Combustion.
Author Fuerst, R. G. ; Logan, T. J. ; Midgett, M. R. ; Sykes, A. L. ; Buedel, T. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-02-4119; EPA/600/J-89/308;
Stock Number PB90-197765
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Air pollution ; Combustion products ; Incinerators ; Reprints ; Volatile organic compounds ; Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-197765 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Laboratory and field experiments were conducted to evaluate the Volatile Organic Sampling Train (VOST) methodology for the sampling and analysis of products of incomplete combustion (PICs). A pilot-scale incinerator was used to incinerate several volatile chlorinated organic compounds which were known to produce PICs. Approximately 300 ppm of 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, and trichloroethane were individually incinerated at 700 deg C. Standard VOST sampling apparatus was used to collect samples for determinations of precision and for distributive volume studies. A series of experiments was conducted to establish whether PICs were being formed at concentration levels which could be measured by the VOST methodology. Samples were collected at 1 L/min for 20 min with standard pairs of Tenax-Tenax/charcoal cartridges. The major PICs found were vinyl chloride from 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethene from 1,1,1-trichloroethane, and carbon tetrachloride from trichloroethene. Chloromethane was also formed at significant levels for all of the compounds incinerated. Additional field samples that were collected and analyzed showed that the precision of the PIC generation was fairly constant. (Copyright (c) 1989 Air and Waste Management Association.)