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Main Title Background hydrocarbon vapor concentration study for underground fuel storage tanks /
Author Schleyer, Claude A. J.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Varner, Katrina E.,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600-S4-91-009
OCLC Number 891188528
Subjects Hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Petroleum--Underground storage--Environmental aspects--United States.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S4-91-009 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/26/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S4-91-009 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/14/2018
Collation 2 pages ; 28 cm
At head of title: Project Summary. Caption title. Distributed to depository libraires in microfiche. "July 1991." Also available via Internet from the EPA web site. "EPA/600-S4-91-009."
Contents Notes
This project was initiated to investigate the effectiveness of soil gas sampling in leak detection. Soil gas surveys were performed at 27 active gasoline service stations in three diverse geographic regions. Hydrocarbon vapor concentrations in the backfill surrounding the underground storage tanks were sampled and analyzed. The 27 gasoline service stations were selected as non-leaking sites and the three regions were selected for their active underground storage tank regulatory programs, as well as their differences in geology, hydrology and climate. A comparison was made with contaminated site data obtained from Tracer Research Corporation's historical records and significant differences can be seen beetween the two distributions. It was determined that the best approximation of total hydrocarbon (less light aliphatics) concentrations, based on available calibration data, was achieved using an average response factor calculated from the daily response factors of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and ortho-xylene.