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Main Title Stringent Comparison of Sampling and Analysis Methods for VOCs in Ambient Air.
Author Daughtrey, E. H. ; Oliver, K. D. ; Adams, J. R. ; Kronmiller, K. G. ; Lonneman, W. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Jun 1999
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/600/A-99/075;
Stock Number PB2000-100892
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Ambient air quality ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Gas analysis ; Canisters ; Air pollution monitors ; Ozone ; Meterological data ; Sorbents ; Ecological concentration ; Data collection ; Collecting methods ; Data quality ; Volatile organic compounds ; TNMOC(Total Non-Methane Organic Carbon)
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NTIS  PB2000-100892 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/11/2000
Collation 22p
A carefully designed study was conducted during the summer of 1998 to simultaneously collect samples of abmient air using two canisters from two commercial vendors and compare the analysis results to direct sorbent preconcentration results taken at the time of sample collection. A total of 32 1-h sample sets were taken, each composed of a 'real-time' sample analyzed by an autoGC/MS and two types of canisters, SUMMA and Silco. Hourly total non-methane organic carbon (TNMOC) ozone, and meteorological measurements were also made. Each of the canisters was analyzed on the autoGC/MS system for a target list of 108 VOCs and on a manual cryosampling GC/FID system. Comparisons are made between the collection and analysis methods. Because of the low sample loading (150-250 ppbC TNMOC), these comparisons are a stringest test of sample collection and analysis capabilities.