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Main Title Field Evaluation (First) of VOST and SemiVOST Methods for Selected CAAA Organic Compounds at a Coal-Fired Power Plant.
Author Bursey, J. T. ; McGaughey, J. F. ; Merrill, R. G. ;
CORP Author Eastern Research Group, Morrisville, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 1997
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-D4-0022; EPA/600/R-97/076;
Stock Number PB97-196117
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Fossil-fuel power plants ; Combustion products ; Coal ; Test methods ; Chemical reactivity ; Acids ; Bases(Chemistry) ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Field tests ; Quality assurance ; Statistical analysis ; Bias ; VOST(Volatile Organic Sampling Train) ; SemiVOST(Semivolatile Organic Sampling Train) ; Neutral compounds ; EPA Method 301 ; CAAA(Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990) ; Volatile organic compounds ; Semivolatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB97-196117 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Laboratory and field studies for VOST and SemiVOST have been performed to evaluate the performance of halogenated volatile and semivolatile organic analytes from Title III of the CLean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990. Laboratory tests were conducted to determine if candidate nonhalogenated CAAA analytes and pesticides could be analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Three spiking schemes were employed in the field evaluation study: Volatile organic compounds were spiked into VOST trains as a gaseous spike, and semivolatile organic compounds were spiked into SemiVOST trains either as a mixture of either Acid/Neutral compounds or Base/Neutral compounds. These two mixtures were evaluated in separate sampling runs to avoid losses due to known acid/base chemical reactions. This field evaluation study was performed at a clean source with low moisture levels and minimal background levels of organic compounds: Ten quadruple sampling (each) runs were performed for VOST, Acid/Neutral SemiVOST, and Base/Neutral SemiVOST. Statistical analysis of the results was performed according to the guidelines of EPA Method 301.