||Development of the Volatile Organic Sampling Train (VOST) for use in determining incinerator efficiency /
Johnson, Larry D., ;
Johnson, L. D.
||Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Measurement. ;
Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Environmental aspects--Measurement. ;
Volatile organic compounds--Sampling.
Solid waste disposal ;
Air pollution control ;
Organic compounds ;
Performance evaluation ;
Field tests ;
Hazardous materials ;
Flue gases ;
Gas chromatography ;
Mass spectroscopy ;
Gas analysis ;
Volatile organic compounds ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Tenax GC resins ;
EPA method 624 ;
Air pollution detection
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||iii, 13 pages : illustration ; 28 cm
The paper discusses the development, initial evaluation, and field application to incinerators of a new sampling train for volatile organic species. The Volatile Organic Sampling Train (VOST) is a simple portable device, combining Tenax and Tenax/charcoal cartridges as collection agents. Analysis of the sorption cartridges includes a further concentration step that permits the measurement of stack concentrations as low as 0.1 ng/L. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requires owners or operators of hazardous waste incinerators to demonstrate that the incinerator can achieve adequate destruction efficiency of certain compounds before a permit is issued. Many of the compounds that are commonly of interest are of low molecular weight and volatile.
"EPA-600/D-84-168." "June 1984." "PB84-210848." Includes bibliographical references (page 12).