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Main Title The use of industrial hygiene samplers for soil-gas measurement /
Author Kerfoot, Henry B. ; Mayer, C. L.
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Mayer, C. L.
CORP Author Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA 600-4-89-008; 68-03-3249; EPA-68-03-3249
Stock Number PB89-166359
OCLC Number 20406792
Subjects Soil pollution.
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Gas sampling ; Samplers ; Site surveys ; Field tests ; Ground water ; Diffusion ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Hazardous materials ; Leaching ; Leakage ; Electrolytes ; Underground storage ; Solid waste disposal ; Volatile organic compounds ; Land pollution ; Soil gases ; Environmental transport ; Environmental monitoring
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-89-008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2017
NTIS  PB89-166359 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 27 pages ; 28 cm
The report describes a field evaluation of a passive-sampling technique for soil-gas surveying. The system uses a sampler, consisting of an industrial hygiene organic vapor monitor inside a metal sampling manifold, buried at a depth of approximately 0.3 meters (1 foot). An absorbent sampler is buried at a shallow depth and allowed to collect VOCs from the soil atmosphere. After a set time (8 hours to several weeks), the sampler is retrieved, sealed immediately, and transported to a laboratory for analysis. Analysis results indicate the identity and concentration of VOCs collected by the sampler. The main advantage of passive sampling lies in the simplicity of field operations, that is, field support (supplies, personnel, and equipment) is much less costly than for grab sampling, and equipment problems are virtually non-existent. The disadvantages associated with passive sampling are that results are not available for days to weeks and that deep sampling is difficult without more elaborate equipment.
"March 1989." "EPA 600-4-89-008." "Contract no. 68-03-3249." "Project officer, P.B. Durgin." Includes bibliographical references.