||Sampling Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Air.
Wilson, N. K. ;
Chuang, J. C. ;
Kuhlman, M. R. ;
||Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Indoor air pollution ;
Air pollution monitoring ;
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ;
Air samplers ;
Performance evaluation ;
Semivolatile organic compounds ;
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The paper summarizes the sampling and analysis methods used to collect and quantify polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and PAH derivatives in indoor and outdoor air at 33 homes located in two cities, Columbus OH and Azusa CA. Two new samplers were developed for these studies: one with a flow rate of 200 l/min to collect material for bioassay and chemical analysis and a similar one with a flow rate of 20 l/min to collect samples for chemical analysis only. Both samplers simultaneously collect semivolatile organic compounds in the particulate and vapor phases. Both are quiet, transportable, and operate entirely within the sampled environment. The samplers' field performance was evaluated; that of the 20 l/min sampler is discussed in detail. Some typical data and findings from the studies are presented. (Copyright (c) Munksgaard, DK-Copenhagen, 1991.)