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Main Title Field Strategy for Sorting Volatile Organics into Source-Related Groups.
Author McClenny, W. A. ; Oliver, K. D. ; Pleil, J. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/496;
Stock Number PB91-146357
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitoring ; Gas chromatography ; Hydrocarbons ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Data processing ; Risk assessment ; Atmospheric circulation ; Field tests ; Reprints ; TPA(Temporal profile analysis) ; Richmond(Virginia) ; Hopewell(Virginia) ; Richmond-Hopewell Demonstration Study
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NTIS  PB91-146357 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
A new monitoring strategy, referred to as temporal profile analysis (TPA), has been developed. TPA uses fixed-site, ambient air monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to determine the number, VOC composition, and approximate trajectories of nearby source-related emissions. The strategy involves the interpretation of sequential ambient air gas chromatograms generated with sufficient frequency (hourly) to reveal the pronounced temporal variability of individual compounds. VOCs were monitored at a fixed site in the Richmond-Hopewell area of the Commonwealth of Virginia in September 1987 as a demonstration of TPA. The emissions from each of 12 nearby sources or source types were identified by comparing the prominent features in concentration time profiles. Two compound groups contain compounds usually associated with automotive emissions and as such constitute a VOC background that is generally prevalent in urban areas. All other groups, including one composed of Freon 12 and ethylene oxide, and a second composed of Freon 11, acetone, carbon tetrachloride, and sometimes chloroform are site specific. This monitoring strategy appears to be a direct and practical means to identify site-specific local sources and to improve mortality risk assessment. (Copyright (c) 1989 American Chemical Society.)