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|Main Title||Separation and Isolation of Volatile Organic Compounds Using Vacuum Distillation with GC/MS Determination.|
|Author||Hiatt, M. H. ; Youngman, D. R. ; Donnelly, J. R. ;|
|CORP Author||Lockheed Environmental Systems and Technologies Co., Las Vegas, NV.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.|
|Publisher||c15 Mar 94|
|Report Number||EPA-68-C0-0049; EPA/600/J-94/270;|
|Additional Subjects||Organic compounds ; Vacuum distillation ; Pollution monitoring ; Soil pollution ; Water pollution ; Vacuum apparatus ; Point sources ; Plumes ; Hazardous materials ; Boiling points ; Precision ; Remedial action ; Quality assurance ; Analytical chemistry ; Reprints ; VOCs(Volatile organic compounds)|
The U.S. EPA's vacuum distillation of water, soil, oil, and fish samples is presented as an alternative technique for determining volatile organic compounds (V0Cs). Analysis of samples containing VOCs and non-VOCs at 50 ppb concentrations were performed to evaluate method limitations. Analyte recoveries were found to relate closely with boiling point unless a compound's water solubility exceeded 5 g/L. Recovery, precision, and method detection limits for VOCs demonstrate this technology is appropriate for environmental samples.