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Main Title Field Deployable Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer for the Measurement of Trace Organic Compounds in Air.
Author Gordon, S. M. ; Callahan, P. J. ; Kenny, D. V. ; Pleil, J. D. ;
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA-822062; EPA/600/A-96/082;
Stock Number PB97-122840
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Volatile organic compounds ; Spectrometers ; Mass spectrometers ; Organic compounds ; Measurement ; Benchtop ion trap
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NTIS  PB97-122840 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
A number of new monitoring techniques for characterizing hazardous air pollutants have arisen in response to the limitation of standard batch methods. Based on mass spectrometry and direct air sampling interfaces, the techniques measure all of the target analytes in a sample simultaneously without prior sample preconcentration or chromatographic separation. Those based on the ion trap mass spectrometer (ITMS) offer a powerful means of developing compact, field-deployable systems with high sensitivity, specificity, and speed for continuous real-time monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of environmental interest in air. The necessary specificity is provided by tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) in which parent ions are isolated selectively before undergoing dissociation to form characteristic product ions.