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Main Title Chemiluminescent monitor for vinyl chloride /
Author Greene, Malbone W. ; Greene, M. W. ; Riccio, S. G. ; Dencker, W. D. ; Wilson., R. I.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Riccio, S. G.
Dencker, W. D.
Wilson, R. I.
Dencker, Wallace Dale.
CORP Author Beckman Instruments, Inc., Anaheim, Calif. Advanced Technology Operations.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-008; EPA-68-02-1770
Stock Number PB-277 391
OCLC Number 42701646
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement--Equipment and supplies. ; Chemiluminescence. ; Vinyl chloride. ; Vinyl compounds.
Additional Subjects Gas detectors ; Vinyl chloride ; Gas chromatography ; Chemiluminescence ; Concentration(Composition) ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Air pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/2-78-008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
EJBD  EPA 600/2-78-008 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-008 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/008 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-277 391 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation vii, 44 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A monitor for vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) in ambient air was constructed using commercially available components of a gas chromatograph (GC) coupled with a chemiluminescence ozone analyzer slightly modified to make it suitable for use as a GC detector. The specificity for VCM is enhanced by use of a chemiluminescence detector because saturated hydrocarbons do not chemiluminesce with ozone. A custom absorption trap capable of concentrating the VCM from one liter (or more) of ambient air was used to extend the lower detection limit. Using a custom trap heating circuit, the concentrated sample can be thermally eluted into the GC in a gas volume of 10 ml or less, providing a 100-fold increase in sensitivity compared to that obtained with a 10 ml sample loop. Preliminary system and final acceptance test results are reported in detail. These test results indicate that a monitor of this type can detect less than one part per billion (ppb) of VCM in ambient air operating on a 15-minute cycle. If the concentration trap is replaced by a 20 ml sample loop, the limit of detection is estimated to be about 35 ppb VCM when operating on a 5-minute cycle.
"EPA-600/2-78-008." EPA contract no. 68-02-1770; EPA project officer: Ralph Baumgardner.