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Main Title Comparison of ambient air sampling techniques for volatile organic compounds /
Author Holdren, M. W. ; Smith, D. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Smith, D. L.
Smith, R. N.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/4-85/067; EPA-68-02-3487
Stock Number PB86-120953
Subjects Organic compounds--Sampling ; Air--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Gas analysis ; Comparison ; Field tests ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sampling ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Volatile organic compounds ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-120953 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 60 pages ; 28 cm
A series of fourteen experimental sampling runs were carried out at a field site to collect data from several ambient air monitoring methods for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Ambient air was drawn through a sampling manifold and was continuously spiked with volatile organic compounds to give concentrations 1 to 3 micrograms/L above background air. The spiked compounds were chloroethene, 1,1-dicholorethene, dichloromethane, 3-chloropropene, 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane, trichloromethane, 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, benzene, tetra chloromethane, trichloroethene, toluene, tetrachloroethene, chlorobenzene, and 1,2-dimethylbenzene. Special canisters were utilized to collect whole air, time-integrated samples. An automated gas chromatographic system using capillary column separation and multiple detectors was used for analysis. These samples were analyzed by standard gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric techniques. For Tenax, precision values ranged from 8 to 16 percent.
"October 1985." "Contract No. 68-02-3487, Work Assignment No. 37." Microfiche.