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Main Title Field Portable GC/MS for Measuring Volatile Organics in Soil and Water.
Author Robertson, G. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 1997
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600/A-97/065;
Stock Number PB97-195556
Additional Subjects Water pollution sampling ; Soil sampling ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Analytical methods ; Hazardous materials ; Soil contamination ; Land pollution ; Ground water ; Chemical analysis ; Site investigations ; Performance evaluation ; Field tests ; Technology utilization ; Demonstration programs ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB97-195556 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 12/22/1997
Collation 19p
A field demonstration of portable mass spectrometers was held at two hazardous waste sites. These demonstrations were sponsored by the Consortium for Site Characterization Technology (CSCT) as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program. The demonstrations were held at the DOE Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina in July 1995 and at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan in September 1995. Instruments demonstrated included the Bruker-Franzen Analytical EM640(TM) mobile gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer, the Teledyne Electronic Technologies 3DA(TM) Discovery ion trap mass spectrometer with a direct injection inlet system and the Viking Instruments Corporation SpectraTrak 672(TM) transportable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer. The demonstration was designed to evaluate whether the instruments met the developers' performance goals for a variety of media and analytes under field conditions. At each location, samples of soil gas, ground water, and soil were analyzed for volatile organic compounds. Split samples were analyzed by standard analytical methods at commercial laboratories to provide a reference for verifying the performance of the instruments.