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Main Title Sampling and analysis of butadiene at a neoprene plant /
Author Craver, Anna C. ; Carver, A. C.
CORP Author Entropy Environmentalists, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/3-90/065; EPA-68-02-4442
Stock Number PB90-261546
Subjects Butadiene--Analysis. ; Rubber, Artificial--Environmental aspects--North Carolina.
Additional Subjects Butadienes ; Synthetic elastomers ; Sample preparation ; Gas chromatography ; Concentration(Composition) ; Industrial wastes ; Gas analysis ; Chloroprene resins ; Forecasting ; Quality control ; Standards ; Experimental design ; Sites ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Pollution regulations ; EPA method 18
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NTIS  PB90-261546 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 56 pages ; 28 cm
The document details a field study to validate a method for the sampling and analysis of butadiene emissions from a plant manufacturing neoprene from butadiene/chlorine mixtures. Gaseous samples were collected from the process vent of one such plant using a modification of the evacuated container sampling procedure, outlined in Section 7.1.1 of EPA Method 18. The samples were collected at a sampling rate of 0.04 L/min, rather than at 0.5 L/min as specified in the method. Sample collection at the lowered sampling rate yields a total sample volume of approximately 3 L, rather than the 30 L obtained when using the specified sampling rate. On-site analysis of samples was performed using a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector. The method precision was determined by collection and analysis of simultaneous, quadruplicate samples. The average relative standard deviation for quad-train samples collected at the lowered sampling rate was approximately 4% for emission levels ranging from about 2 to 40% (sub v).
"Report for Jan-Jun 1990." Microfiche.