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Main Title Field Evaluation at an Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing Facility of VOST and SemiVOST Methods for Selected CAAA Organic Compounds.
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 Jun 97
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-D4-0022; EPA/600/R-97/037;
Stock Number PB97-174585
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Incinerators ; Agricultural chemicals ; Chemical plants ; Test methods ; Combustion products ; 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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Laboratory testing and one field evaluation study had been performed to assess the performance of nonhalogenated volatile and semivolatile organic analytes from Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 in the VOST and SemiVOST methods. A second field evaluation study was performed at an agricultural chemical manufacturing facility incinerator that burned chemical waste. The field test was designed according to the guidelines of EPA Method 301. Volatile organic compounds were spiked into the VOST trains as a gaseous spike; semivolatile organic compounds were spiked as a liquid spike into SemiVOST trains either as a solution of Acid/Neutral compounds or Base/Neutral compounds due to compound losses of known acid/base chemical reactions. Statistical analysis of the results was peformed according to the guidelines of EPA Method 301, as well as EPA's Handbook of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Procedures for Hazardous Waste Incineration. Bias and precision were good for the Neutrals, poor for the Acidic and Basic compounds. The field test and statistical analysis of the results are discussed in the report.