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Main Title Field test of a generic method for halogenated hydrocarbons : SEMIVOST test at an agricultural chemical manufacturing facility /
Author Bursey, Joan T. ; McGaughey, J. F. ; Merrill, R. G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McGaughey, James F.
Merrill, Raymond G.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/R-96/133; EPA-68D10010
Stock Number PB97-115349
Subjects Halocarbons--Testing ; Halogenated hydrocarbons--Testing
Additional Subjects Chemical plants ; Halohydrocarbons ; Air pollution sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Test methods ; Field tests ; Analytical methods ; Air pollution detection ; Stationary sources ; Sample preparation ; Extraction ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Methylene chloride ; Methanol ; Performance evaluation ; Quality control ; Semivolatile organic compounds ; SemiVOST(Semivolatile Organic Sampling Train) ; Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 ; EPA Method 8270 ; EPA Method 0010
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NTIS  PB97-115349 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 109 pages ; 28 cm.
The candidate methods for semivolatile organic compounds are SW-846 Sampling Method 0010 and Analytical Method 8270, which are applicable to stationary sources. Two field tests were conducted using quadruple sampling trains with dynamic spiking were performed according to the guidelines of EPA Method 301. The first field test was performed at a site with low levels of moisture. The second test reported here was conducted at a chemical manufacturing facility where chemical wastes were burned in a coal-fired boiler. Poor recoveries obtained for the spiked analytes at the second test were attributed to wet sorbent from the sampling train, use of methanol to effect complete transfer of wet sorbent from the sampling module, and use of extraction techniques which did not effect a complete separation of methylene chloride from methanol. A procedure to address problems with preparation of samples from Method 0010 is included in the report.
Caption title. "November 1996." "EPA/600/R-97/033." Includes bibliographical references (page 3). Microfiche.