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Main Title Portable instruments user's manual for monitoring VOC sources /
Author Busik, John. ; Cunningham, M.
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Cunningham, M.
CORP Author PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;Richards Engineering, Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Stationary Source Compliance Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/340/1-86/015; EPA-68-02-3963
Stock Number PB90-218611
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Portable equipment ; Manuals ; Guidelines ; Sites ; Cost analysis ; State government ; Local government ; Air pollution control ; Concentration(Composition) ; Leakage ; Incinerators ; Calibrating ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Inspection ; Safety ; Volatile organic compounds ; Air pollution monitors ; Pollution sources ; Toxic substances ; Fugitive emissions ; Pollution regulations ; Pollution standards ; Standards compliance ; Air pollution sampling
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NTIS  PB90-218611 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 136 pages.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP's) for several categories of sources that emit volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and that require monitoring with portable detection instruments. The manual presents information on the principles of operation of currently available portable monitors and the field inspection techniques for the monitor's safe use in both screening and compliance determinations. The manual is intended to be used by State and local agencies. The level of the inspection performed is often determined by the compliance history of the source and the regulatory requirements. The EPA has published Reference Method 21 to provide a technical method to test for leaks from these sources. Method 21 allows the user to select one of several instruments available on the market if they meet the specifications and performance requirements, discussed in Section 2. A summary of the published specifications of many of the portable VOC monitors is presented in the manual.
"June 1986." "EPA-340/1-86-015." "Contract no. 68-02-3963." "Work assignment no. 103." "EPA project officer: John Busik." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.