||Field-portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer : Inficon, Inc. HAPSITE /
||Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM. Environmental Characterization and Monitoring Dept.;Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
|| National Exposure Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Gas chromatography--Evaluation. ;
Mass spectrometry--Evaluation. ;
Volatile organic compounds--Measurement--Technological innovations--United States--Evaluation. ;
Volatile organic compounds--United States--Measurement--Technological innovations--Evaluation
Water pollution sampling ;
Soil sampling ;
Mass spectrometers ;
Gas chromatography ;
Analytical methods ;
Portable equipment ;
Measuring instruments ;
Water analysis ;
Environmental protection ;
Site investigations ;
Chemical analysis ;
Ground water ;
Field tests ;
Volatile organic compounds(VOC)
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||80 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through the Environmental Technology Verification Program, is working to accelerate the acceptance and use of innovative technologies that improve the way the United States manages its environmental problems. As part of this program, the Consortium for Site Characterization Technology was established as a pilot program to test and verify field monitoring and site characterization technologies. Reports documenting the performance of the other technologies have been published separately. The demonstration was conducted at two geologically and climatologically different sites. The U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, near Aiken, South Carolina, and McClellan Air Force Base, near Sacramento, California. The demonstration provided adequate analytical and operational data with which to evaluate the performance of the inficon HAPSITE GC/MS system. The sample throughput rate of the HAPSITE was determined to be two to three samples per hour. The HAPSITE detected all of the groundwater contaminants reported by the reference laboratory at both sites which were present at concentration levels in excess of 5 ug/L. The results of the demonstration show that the inficon HAPSITE field-portable GC/MS with its headspace sampling accessory can provide useful, cost-effective data for environmental site characterization and routine monitoring. As with any technology selection, the user must determine whether the technology is appropriate for the application by taking into account instrument performance parameters and the project's data quality objectives.
"November 1998." Includes bibliographical references (page 61). "EPA 600/R-98/142." "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ... funded and managed, under interagency agreement no. DW89936700-01-0 with the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory, the verification effort described in this document." "Stephen Billets, project officer." Microfiche.