||Field demonstration for mobile FT-IR for detection of volatile organic chemicals /
Fately, William G. ;
Fateley, W. G. ;
Hammaker, R. M. ;
Gurka, D. F.
||Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV. ;Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Chemistry.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA 600-4-90-008; CR81405903; PB90192014
Infrared detectors ;
Air pollution ;
United States ;
Field tests ;
Mobile equipment ;
Earth fills ;
Industrial wastes ;
Atmospheric composition ;
Spectrum signatures ;
Fourier transformations ;
Volatile organic compounds ;
Chemical spills ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xi, 104 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A mobile laboratory is now available to measure toxic compounds in the atmosphere. The mobility of the unit allows access to many sites in the continental United States. When the laboratory arrives at a designated site, a high resolution Fourier transform (FT-IR) instrument is used to measure the toxic materials, or volatile organic compounds, in the atmosphere. The site could be a landfill, lagoon, industrial site, chemical spill or any area where atmospheric pollution occurs. The FT-IR instrument is capable of identifying and quantifying atmospheric molecules at the parts per billion (ppb) level. The path observed by the instrument could be as small as a few meters, or as large as 600 meters in length, nearly 2,000 feet.
"March 1990." "EPA 600-4-90-008." Cover title. "Contract #: CR81405903." "Project officer, Donald F. Gurka."