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Main Title Laboratory and field evaluation of the Semi-VOST (Semi-Volatile Organic Sampling Train) method : volume 1 /
Author Bursey, J. T. ; Hartman, M. ; Homolya, J. ; McAllister, R. ; McGaughey, J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Margeson, J.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-4119; EPA/600/4-85/075A
Stock Number PB86-123551
Subjects Toluene ; Chlorobenzene ; Tetrachloroethane ; Hazardous substances--United States--Analysis
Additional Subjects Gas analyses ; Air pollution ; Hazardous materials ; Solid waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Sources ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Laboratory equipment ; Field tests ; Performance evaluation ; Hydrocarbons ; Water vapor ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Hydrogen chloride ; Chemical analysis ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution sampling ; Volatile organic compounds ; Principal organic hazardous constituents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-123551 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 51 pages
An initial laboratory and field evaluation study has been completed which assessed the performance of the Semi-Volatile Organic Sampling Train Method (Semi-VOST) for measuring concentrations of principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs) with boiling points greater than 100C that are emitted from hazardous waste incinerators. A draft formulation of the methodology was tested through an experimental laboratory program to evaluate method performance characteristics. The program consisted of: (1) determination of minimum compound detection limits; (2) simulation of a flue gas stream to determine the impacts of water vapor, SO2, NOx, and HCl on sampling; and (3) determination of precision and bias for the sample preparation and analytical elements of the method. Results of the simulation study are reported for 12 test compounds (POHCs) representing a range of physical and chemical properties which could affect sample train collection and recovery performance. Three of the test compounds were selected for further investigation to evaluate method precision and bias under field conditions through the use of four simultaneously-operating Semi-VOST trains. Project results are presented in Volume I along with recommendations on elements of the method requiring further research. Volume II includes appendices giving detailed descriptions of the method formulation, laboratory, and field studies along with quality assurance data.
"EPA Contract No. 68-02-4119." "November 1985." "EPA/600/4-85/075a." Microfiche.