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RECORD NUMBER: 32 OF 93
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Innovations in site characterization : technology evaluation : real-time VOC analysis using a field portable GC/MS.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response,|
|Report Number||EPA 542-R-01-011|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste site remediation--Technological innovations--United States. ; Gas chromatography. ; Environmental geotechnology--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Trichloroethene ; Volatile organic compounds ; Ground water ; Cost comparisons ; Media ; Contaminants ; Contamination ; Real-time ; Technology innovation ; Monitoring wells ; Borings ; Performance evaluation ; Monterey Peninsula Airport|
|Collation||36 pages : illustrations|
During site investigation activities at the MPA, an on-site measurement technology (HAPSITE GC/MS) was used to determine the appropriate placement of monitoring wells to characterize the horizontal extent of a trichloroethene (TCE) plume migrating beyond site boundaries. A drill rig drilled borings from which ground water samples were collected using disposable bailers. Through the use of quantitative field analyses, real-time VOC results from the samples were used to model the plume, to guide decisions about locating additional borings, and to select which borings would be converted to permanent monitoring wells. Two years later, real-time VOC results were again successfully used, this time to characterize the vertical extent of TCE contamination. Field-Portable Analytical Inc. provided the HAPSITE GC/MS instrumentation, the associated standards and supplies, and the analytical chemist operator able to produce VOC data of the quality desired by the client.
"August 2001." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 542-R-01-011"--Cover. Microfiche.