||Simplified Sampling and Analysis System for the Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Combustion Effluents.
James, R. H. ;
Adams, R. E. ;
Johnson, L. D. ;
||Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Air pollution control equipment ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Volatile organic compounds ;
Stationary sources ;
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The paper gives results of a study to provide a design for a simplified sampling system to support engineering projects for waste combustion requiring numerous semiroutine sampling tests. Sorbents and tandem-bed sorbent sampling tubes were evaluated to develop a rugged, compact collection system for medium concentration levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Development of the system and laboratory evaluation of the system with selected VOCs are presented. (NOTE: As part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the U.S. EPA has proposed regulations for owners and operators who treat hazardous waste by incineration. To ensure that these incinerators operate in an environmentally responsible manner, the regulations include a requirement that, for selected principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs), a destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of equal to or greater than 99.99% must be achieved. The volatile organic sampling train (VOST) was developed and evaluated for sampling very low levels of VOCs in incinerator effluents.)