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Main Title Effect of Soot Build-Up While Sampling with the Volatile Organic Sampling Train (VOST).
Author Wilshire, F. W. ; Johnson, L. D. ; Hinshaw, G. D. ;
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-02-4463; EPA/600/J-94/374;
Stock Number PB95-124830
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Volatile organic compounds ; Waste disposal ; Combustion efficiency ; Soot ; Air pollution control ; Hazardous wastes ; Boilers ; Combustion products ; Performance evaluation ; Incineration ; Reprints ; Volatile organic sampling train ; EPA method 30
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-124830 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 0030, the Volatile Organic Sampling Train (VOST), is used to determine the destruction and removal efficiencies of volatile organic emissions from industrial boilers co-firing hazardous waste. Previous reports detailing hysteresis effect for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), resulting from soot build-up on the interior surfaces of boilers and industrial furnaces, raised concerns of possible VOST measurement biases due to soot deposits within the VOST. This possiblity required laboratory investigation of the method under sooty conditions. Statistical evaluation of the data collected indicated that recoveries for two of the higher boiling VOCs (chlorobenzene and octane) appeared to be negatively influenced by the presence of soot on previously collected hazardous waste incinerator data, since the VOST-Soot effect was determined at moderately high soot loadings, which are atypical of properly operating hazardous waste incinerators.