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Main Title EPA Method TO-15 VOCs in Air Collected in SUMMA (Trade Name) Canisters and Analyzed by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry.
Author McClenny, W. A. ; Oliver, K. D. ; Adams, J. R. ;
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher 18 Apr 96
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA-68-D0-0106; EPA/600/A-96/070;
Stock Number PB97-122964
Additional Subjects Air pollution detection ; Volatile organic compounds ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectrometry ; Canisters ; Sampling ; Analysis ; Air emissions ; Quality control ; Water management ; GC/MS analysis
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NTIS  PB97-122964 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
Method TO-15 is an addition to the EPA Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Toxic Organic Compounds in Ambient Air and consists of guidance for the sampling and analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air. The method has undergone an initial review by the EPA and has been placed on the AMTIC bulletin board maintained by EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) for further comments before final review and formal acceptance as a new method. The method is a companion method to the previously published TO-14 method entitled, 'Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Ambient Air Using SUMMA(TM) Polished Canister Sampling and Gas Chromatographic (GC) Analysis'. TO-15 differs from TO-14 in the following ways: (1) the water management system consists of the use of a small sample volume or a multisorbent/dry purge technique or both to dry the air sample; (2) the more extensive set of compounds given in Title III of the Clean Air Act Amemdments (CAAA) of 1990 constitutes the target list; (3) GC/MS techniques are recommended as the only means to identify and quantify target compounds; (4) method performance criteria are specified for acceptance of data, thereby allowing the use of alternate but equivalent sampling and analytical instrumentation; and (5) enhanced provisions for quality control are included.