EPA Science Inventory

REAL-TIME MONITORING OF DIOXINS AND OTHER AMBIENT AIR TRACE ORGANICS (EMPACT--ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING FOR PUBLIC ACCESS & COMMUNITY TRACKING), AIR POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY BRANCH, APPCD, NRMRL

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This project is part of EPA's EMPACT program which was begun in 1998 and is jointly administered by EPA's Office of Research and Development, the National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance (NCERQA), and the National Center for Environmental Assessment. The program was developed to provide understandable environmental information on various research initiatives to the public in a timely manner on various issues of importance. This particular project involves development of the application of an on-line, real time, trace organic air toxic monitor, with special emphasis on dioxin-related compounds. Research efforts demonstrate the utility and usefulness of the Resonance Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization (REMPI) analytical method for trace organics control, monitoring, and compliance assurance. Project objectives will be to develop the REMPI instrumental method into a tool that will be used for assessment of potential dioxin sources, control and prevention of dioxin formation in known sources, and communication of facility performance. This will be accomplished through instrument development, laboratory verification, thermokinetic modelling, equilibrium modelling, statistical determinations, field validation, program publication and presentation, regulatory office support, and development of data communication/presentation procedures. For additional information on this EMPACT project, visit the website at http://www.epa.gov/appcdwww/crb/empact/index.htm. To access directly from this website, click on downloads on the navigation bar.

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REAL-TIME MONITORING OF DIOXINS AND OTHER AMBIENT AIR TRACE ORGANICS (EMPACT, AIR POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY BRANCH, APPCD, NRMRL)

Record Details:

Record Type: WEB SITE
Record Last Revised: 12/10/2002
Record Created: 05/01/2001
Record Released: 05/01/2001
Record ID: 20258

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY