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Main Title Canister-Based Method for Monitoring Toxic VOCs in Ambient Air.
Author McClenny, W. A. ; Plell, J. D. ; Oliver, K. D. ; Holdren, M. W. ; Winberry, W. T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. ;Engineering Science, Cary, NC.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/263;
Stock Number PB92-206432
Additional Subjects Volatile organic compounds ; Air pollution monitoring ; Air samplers ; Cans ; Air pollution detection ; Toxic substances ; Stainless steels ; Cleaning ; Sorbents ; Storage ; Water vapor ; Sample preparation ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Gas analysis ; Calibrating ; Reprints ; EPA method TO-14
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NTIS  PB92-206432 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13p
The availability of reliable, accurate and precise monitoring methods for toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a primary need for state and local agencies addressing daily monitoring requirements related to odor complaints, fugitive emissions, and trend monitoring. The canister-based monitoring method for VOCs is a viable and widely used approach that is based on research and evaluation performed over the past several years. The activity has involved the testing of sample stability of VOCs in canisters and the design of time-integrative samplers. The development of procedures for analysis of samples in canisters, including the procedure for VOC preconcentration from whole air, the treatment of water vapor in the sample, and the selection of an appropriate analytical finish has been accomplished. The canister-based method was initially summarized in the EPA Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Toxic Organic Compounds in Ambient Air as Method TO-14. Modifications and refinements are being added to Method TO-14 in order to obtain a Statement of Work for the Superfund Contract Laboratory Program for Air. The paper discusses the developments leading to the current status of the canister-based method and provides a critique of the method using results obtained in EPA monitoring networks. (Copyright (c) 1991 - Air and Waste Management Association.)