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Main Title Background hydrocarbon vapor concentration study for underground fuel storage tanks /
Author Durgin, P. B.
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Durgin, Philip B.
CORP Author Geoscience Consultants Ltd., Albuquerque, NM.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA 600-4-91-009; 68-03-3409; EPA-68-03-3409
Stock Number PB91-191353
OCLC Number 37516255
Subjects Hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Petroleum--Underground storage--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Soil gases ; Land pollution ; Underground storage ; Storage tanks ; Hydrocarbons ; Fuel storage ; Soil contamination ; Gas analysis ; Sampling ; Leakage ; Quality assurance ; Quality control ; Climates ; Hydrology ; Geological surveys ; Environmental transport ; Service stations ; Pollution regulations ; Pollution abatement ; Site surveys ; Case studies ; Concentration(Composition) ; Comparison
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-91-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/06/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-4-91-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/08/2018
NTIS  PB91-191353 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 160 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The project was initiated to investigate the effectiveness of soil gas sampling in leak detection. Soil gas surveys were performed at 27 active gasoline service stations in three diverse geographic regions. Hydrocarbon vapor concentrations in the backfill surrounding the underground storage tanks were sampled and analyzed. The 27 gasoline service stations were selected as non-leaking sites and the three regions were selected for their active underground storage tank regulatory programs, as well as their differences in geology, hydrology and climate. A comparison was made with contaminated site data obtained from Tracer Research Corporation's historical records and significant differences can be seen between the two distributions. It was determined that the best approximation of total hydrocarbon (less light aliphatics) concentrations, based on available calibration data, was achieved using average response factor calculated from the daily response factors of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and ortho-xylene.
"EPA 600-4-91-009." "July 1991." Cover title. "Contract no. 68-03-3409." "Project officer Philip B. Durgin." Includes bibliographical references.