||Annual report on performance audit results for POHC testing during RCRA trial burns /
Jayanty, R. K. M. ;
Tompkins, S. B. ;
Bryant, V. R. ;
Howe, G. B.
||Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Hazardous materials ;
Organic compounds ;
Waste disposal ;
Performance evaluation ;
State government ;
Local government ;
Gas analysis ;
Error analysis ;
Air pollution standards ;
Air pollution detection ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Volatile organic sampling trains ;
Volatile organic compounds
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||68 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Audit materials containing Principal Organic Hazardous Constituents (POHSc) have been developed by AREAL for use by federal, state, and local agencies or their contractors to assess the accuracy of measurement methods during Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) trial burn tests. Audit materials are currently available for 27 gaseous organics in 5, 6, 7, and 9 component mixtures at parts-per-billion levels (7 to 10,000 ppb) in compressed gas cylinders in a balance gas of nitrogen. The criteria used for the selection of gaseous organic compounds is described. Stability studies indicate that all of the organics tested (with the exception of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide below 10 ppb levels) are stable enough to be used as reliable audit materials. Subsequent to completion of the stability studies, 202 performance audits have been initiated with the audit materials to assess the accuracy of the Volatile Organic Sampling Training and bag measurement methods during or prior to RCRA trial burn tests. Results of those audits and a summary table of the audit conducted for each POHC and the measurement system audited is described in the report. Audit results obtained with the audit bases during or prior to RCRA trial burn tests are generally within + or - 50% of the audit concentrations.
"December 1989." "EPA/600/3-89/023." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.