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Main Title Canister-Based Method for Monitoring Toxic VOCs in Ambient Air.
Author McClenny, W. A. ; Plell, J. D. ; Oliver, K. D. ; Holdren, M. W. ; Winberry, W. T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. ;Engineering Science, Cary, NC.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/263;
Stock Number PB92-206432
Additional Subjects Volatile organic compounds ; Air pollution monitoring ; Air samplers ; Cans ; Air pollution detection ; Toxic substances ; Stainless steels ; Cleaning ; Sorbents ; Storage ; Water vapor ; Sample preparation ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Gas analysis ; Calibrating ; Reprints ; EPA method TO-14
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-206432 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/01/1993
Collation 13p
Abstract The availability of reliable, accurate and precise monitoring methods for toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a primary need for state and local agencies addressing daily monitoring requirements related to odor complaints, fugitive emissions, and trend monitoring. The canister-based monitoring method for VOCs is a viable and widely used approach that is based on research and evaluation performed over the past several years. The activity has involved the testing of sample stability of VOCs in canisters and the design of time-integrative samplers. The development of procedures for analysis of samples in canisters, including the procedure for VOC preconcentration from whole air, the treatment of water vapor in the sample, and the selection of an appropriate analytical finish has been accomplished. The canister-based method was initially summarized in the EPA Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Toxic Organic Compounds in Ambient Air as Method TO-14. Modifications and refinements are being added to Method TO-14 in order to obtain a Statement of Work for the Superfund Contract Laboratory Program for Air. The paper discusses the developments leading to the current status of the canister-based method and provides a critique of the method using results obtained in EPA monitoring networks. (Copyright (c) 1991 - Air and Waste Management Association.)
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of the Air and Waste Management Association, v41 n10 Oct 91. See also PB90-127374. Prepared in cooperation with ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC., Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH., and Engineering Science, Cary, NC.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Canister-Based Method for Monitoring Toxic VOCs in Ambient Air.
Category Codes 68A; 99A
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/09
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 226924111
Origin NTIS
Type CAT