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|Main Title||Measurement of Vapor-Phase Organic Compounds at High Concentrations.|
|Author||Pleil, J. D. ; Stroupe, M. L. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Graseby/Nutech Corp., Durham, NC.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution detection ; Organic compounds ; Measuring instruments ; Organic solvents ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Concentration(Composition) ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy. Reprints ; VOCs(Volatile organic compounds) ; Headspace organics ; Mixed waste headspace|
Laboratory, industrial, chemical, or other waste products may have constituents that evolve volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at very high concentrations. The paper presents an inlet system and analytical method for gas chromatography - mass spectrometry designed specifically for measuring VOC concentrations greater than 10 parts per million by volume in a gas matrix. The technique is shown to be effective for measuring selected common solvents including alcohols, ketones, halogenated hydrocarbons, and aromatic compounds in an air matrix in stainless steel sampling canisters.