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Main Title Evaluation of the walkthrough survey method for detection of volatile organic compound leaks /
Author Weber, Robert C.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mims, Kenneth.,
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Edison, NJ. Industrial Pollution Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 600-2-81-073; PB87-199382
Stock Number PB81-199382
OCLC Number 987302367
Subjects Organic compounds ; Leak detectors
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Chemical industry ; Petroleum industry ; Surveys ; Standards ; Air pollution ; Refineries ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sampling ; Leaking ; Volatile organic compounds ; Air quality ; Fugitive emissions ; NTISEPAORD
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-81-073 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-81-073 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/24/2017
NTIS  PB81-199382 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 63 pages : charts ; 28 cm
During 1978 and 1979, the Emission Standards and Engineering Division of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards conducted a fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emission sampling program in organic chemical manufacturing plants and petroleum refineries. As a part of their sampling program, several 'walkthrough surveys,' also called 'unit area surveys,' were conducted. The assistance of EPA's Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati was requested in the analysis of the walkthrough survey data. Fourteen walkthrough surveys were analyzed, from four plants. The analysis reported here focuses on the variability and reproducibility of the survey method. One indicator of variability which was studied was the coefficient of variation (CV). The CV's ranged from 55% to 408%, for each pair of walkthrough surveys. Further, the linear correlation coefficients for each set of surveys ranged from 0.046 to 0.98. No attempt was made to evaluate the sources of the variability.
"April 1981." "EPA 600-2-81-073." Cover title.