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Main Title Measurements of VOCs from the TAMS network /
Author Evans, Gary F. ; Evans, G. F. ; Lumpkin, T. A. ; Smith, D. L. ; Somerville, M. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lumpkin, Thomas A.
Smith, Deborah L.
Somerville, Matthew C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Battelle, Columbus, OH. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,]
Year Published 1992
Report Number PB94-122538; EPA/600/J-93/463
Stock Number PB94-122538
OCLC Number 738404784
Subjects Urban pollution ; Environmental monitoring ; Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Volatile organic compounds
Additional Subjects Volatile organic compounds ; Air pollution monitors ; Concentration(Composition) ; Urban areas ; Sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Standards ; Gas analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Flame ionization ; Reprints ; Toxic Air Monitoring System Program
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ESAD  EPA 600-J-93-463 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/11/2011
NTIS  PB94-122538 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation pp.1319-1323 : charts ; 28 cm.
Target volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured at a network of urban air monitoring locations in Boston, Chicago, Houston, and the Seattle/Tacoma area. Following a pilot-scale field evaluation of available techniques for determining concentrations of VOCs in ambient air, a technique based on evacuated stainless steel canisters was selected to collect whole air samples. Twenty-four-hour integrated samples were collected every twelfth day at ten sites over a 2-year study period. Battelle Columbus Laboratory (BCL) analyzed the samples for 25 target VOCs using cryogenic focusing, gas chromatographic separation and mass selective detection with flame ionization detection as backup. Duplicate canister samplers were operated each sampling period at one of the ten sites in the Toxic Air Monitoring System (TAMS) network to estimate overall method precision. In addition, every 10th analysis was repeated by BCL to obtain a measure of analytical precision. (Copyright (c) 1992 - Air & Waste Management Association.)
"EPA/600/J-93/463." "PB94-122538." "October 1992." Caption title. Includes bibliographical references (p. 1323).