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Main Title Field demonstration for mobile FT-IR for detection of volatile organic chemicals /
Author Fately, William G. ; Fateley, W. G. ; Hammaker, R. M. ; Gurka, D. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hammaker, Robert M.
Gurka, Donald F.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV. ;Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Chemistry.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA 600-4-90-008; CR81405903; PB90192014
Stock Number PB90-192014
OCLC Number 37417716
Subjects Organic compounds--Measurement
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Infrared detectors ; Air pollution ; United States ; Field tests ; Mobile equipment ; Laboratories ; Sites ; Earth fills ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Industrial wastes ; Estimates ; Identifying ; Atmospheric composition ; Distance ; Calibrating ; Spectrum signatures ; Absorption ; Fourier transformations ; Volatile organic compounds ; Chemical spills ; Case studies
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-90-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-4-90-008 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/20/2018
NTIS  PB90-192014 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 104 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A mobile laboratory is now available to measure toxic compounds in the atmosphere. The mobility of the unit allows access to many sites in the continental United States. When the laboratory arrives at a designated site, a high resolution Fourier transform (FT-IR) instrument is used to measure the toxic materials, or volatile organic compounds, in the atmosphere. The site could be a landfill, lagoon, industrial site, chemical spill or any area where atmospheric pollution occurs. The FT-IR instrument is capable of identifying and quantifying atmospheric molecules at the parts per billion (ppb) level. The path observed by the instrument could be as small as a few meters, or as large as 600 meters in length, nearly 2,000 feet.
"March 1990." "EPA 600-4-90-008." Cover title. "Contract #: CR81405903." "Project officer, Donald F. Gurka."