||Field Test of a Generic Method for Halogenated Hydrocarbons: SemiVOST Test at an Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing Facility (May 1997).
Bursey, J. T. ;
McGaughey, J. F. ;
Merrill, R. G. ;
||Eastern Research Group, Morrisville, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Halogenated hydrocarbons ;
Agricultural chemicals ;
Chemical plants ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Stationary sources ;
Sample preparation ;
Chemical analysis ;
Field tests ;
Test methods ;
Gas chromatography ;
Mass spectroscopy ;
Statistical analysis ;
Quality control ;
Semivolatile organic compounds ;
SemiVOST(Semivolatile Organic Sampling Train) ;
Semivolatile Organic Sampling Train ;
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
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A field evaluation study was conducted for the halogenated semivolatile organic compounds listed in Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 that may be sampled and analyzed by the SemiVOST method. Dynamic spiking techniques were applied in the field, using a sampling strategy statistically designed to meet the requirements of EPA Method 301 for method evaluation. The second field test provided insufficient valid SemiVOST data to allow thorough statistical evaluation of the results because of problems encountered in the preparation of the samples for analysis. A protocol to address SemiVOST sample preparation was written (Draft Method 3542) and this new sample preparation protocol was applied to this field evaluation to improve compound recovery and precision.