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Main Title Measurement of Volatile Organic Compounds during Start-Up of Bioremediation of French Limited Superfund Site in Crosby Texas Using Wind Dependent Whole-Air Sampling.
Author Pleil, J. D. ; Fortune, C. R. ; Yoong, M. ; Oliver, K. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;XonTech, Inc., Van Nuys, CA.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/054;
Stock Number PB93-168821
Additional Subjects Volatile organic compounds ; Biological treatment ; Remedial action ; Superfund ; Air pollution sampling ; Waste management ; Industrial waste ; Petrochemical plants ; Air pollution detection ; Chemical analysis ; Wind velocity ; Wind speed ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Crosby(Texas)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-168821 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13p
Whole-air sampling was performed before and after the start-up of the bioremediation of an industrial (primarily petrochemical) waste lagoon in Crosby Texas, near Houston. Four 'Sector Samplers' were deployed at the four corners of the French Limited Superfund Site. These samplers collect air into one of two SUMMA polished canisters depending upon wind direction and speed. When the wind blows at the sampler from across the waste lagoon, air is routed to the 'IN' sector canister, otherwise sample is collected in the 'OUT' sector canister. As such, each sampler provides its own background sample, and, upon gas chromatographic analysis, individual compounds can be associated with the waste lagoon. Five sets of 24-hour sector samples were taken; the first set was collected prior to the start of the bioremediation effort and the remaining four sets were taken sequentially for four 24-hour periods after the start-up of the procedure.