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Main Title Field demonstration for mobile FT-IR for detection of volatile organic chemicals /
Author Fately, William G.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hammaker, Robert M.,
Gurka, Donald F.,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600-S4-90-008
OCLC Number 21946655
Subjects Organic compounds--Measurement
Internet Access
Description Access URL
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EJBD  EPA 600-S4-90-008 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/14/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S4-90-008 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S4-90-008 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/05/2017
ELBD  EPA 600-S4-90-008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "May 1990." "EPA/600-S4-90-008."
Contents Notes
A mobile laboratory is now available to measure toxic compounds in the atmosphere. The mobility of this unit allows access to many sites in the continental United States. When this laboratory arrives at a designated site. a high resolution Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) intstrument 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 this instrument could be as small as a few meters, or as large as 600 meters in length, nearly 2,000 feet. Recently, the chemicals emitted at an idustrial site have been identified at distances of up to 0.3 miles.