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Main Title Sector Sampling for VOC's during Remediation of Superfund Site at Shaver's Farm, Georgia.
Author Pleil, J. D. ; Russwurm, G. M. ; Oliver, K. D. ;
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-D0-0106; EPA/600/D-91/072;
Stock Number PB91-182840
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Superfund ; Waste disposal ; Waste storage ; Volatile organic compounds ; Remedial action ; Spatial distribution ; Georgia ; Chemical compounds ; Wind direction ; Experimental design ; Data processing ; Field tests ; Tables(Data) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Shavers Farm
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NTIS  PB91-182840 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
The sector sampling approach for the determination of the spatial contributions of volatile organic compounds to the ambient air was employed at a Superfund site under remediation. Two canister based sampling systems were deployed and whole air samples were collected at the Shaver's Farm Superfund Site in northwest Georgia near Chattanooga, Tennessee, while chemical waste drums were excavated and repackaged. The method is based upon the collection of a constant stream of air into one of two SUMMA polished canisters depending on wind direction; when the wind comes towards the sampler from the suspected emissions area, sample is routed into the 'IN' sector canister, otherwise, sample is collected in the 'OUT' sector canister. Upon analysis, the comparison between the IN and OUT sample results indicates compounds that are emitted from the suspected source area. Data from the week-long Shaver's Farm field study are presented along, with a mathematical method for interpretation.