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Main Title Development of an analysis method for total nonmethane volatile organic carbon carbon emissions from stationary sources /
Author McGaughey, James F. ; Foster, S. C.
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Foster, II, Samuel C.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/115; EPA-68-D1-0010
Stock Number PB93-214419
Subjects Air--Pollution--Testing. ; Volatile organic compounds.
Additional Subjects Air pollution detection ; Volatile organic compounds ; Carbon ; Nitrogen organic compounds ; Oxygen organic compounds ; Bromine organic compounds ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Stationary sources ; Performance evaluation ; Gas chromatography ; Catalytic flame ionization detectors
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NTIS  PB93-214419 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 92 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Abstract
The accurate measurement of the total nonmethane volatile organic carbon emissions from stationary sources is critical to characterizing many industrial processes and for regulating according to the Clean Air Act. Current methods are difficult to use and the ability to do performance audits has been marginal, especially at low concentrations (<50 parts per million of carbon, ppmc). One of the key elements for an ideal measurement technique would be a detector that responds to all classes of organic compounds equally, based on the number of carbon atoms present. A commercially available catalytic flame ionization detector (CFID) has shown promise in the area. Laboratory studies with a CFID were performed to determine the response of compounds with various functional groups. These classes included brominated, chlorinated, nitrogenated, oxygenated, aromatic, and non-aromatic compounds. The response of each compound is compared to the response of an alkane with the same number of carbon atoms. The report discusses the experimental work with the detector and an approach for sampling, sample recovery, and field tests for comparison to the EPA Method 25.
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"EPA/600/R-93/115." "April 15, 1993." Microfiche.