Science Inventory

TOXIRAE PRO PID

Citation:

Williams, R., A. Kaufman, AND S. Garvey. TOXIRAE PRO PID. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-15/124 (NTIS PB2015-105135), 2015.

Impact/Purpose:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory’s (NERL’s) Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) conducts research in support of EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. HEASD’s research program supports Goal 1 (Clean Air) and Goal 4 (Healthy People) of EPA’s strategic plan. More specifically, our division conducts research to characterize the movement of pollutants from the source to contact with humans. Our multidisciplinary research program produces Methods, Measurements, and Models to identify relationships between and characterize processes that link source emissions, environmental concentrations, human exposures, and target-tissue dose. The impact of these tools is improved regulatory programs and policies for EPA.

Description:

The ToxiRAE Pro PID measures total volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using a photoionization detector (PID). This sensor can be programmed to measure concentrations of a specified compound automatically and has a real time reading of VOC concentrations in parts per million (ppm) or micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3). The manufacturer states that the ToxiRAE Pro PID can accurately detect and monitor more than 300 VOCs. It can operate either on its internal, rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery or be plugged into a wall outlet, and it can collect data for more than 12 hours on a fully charged battery. Refer to Figure 1 for detailed specifications. This operating procedure explains what you need to do to collect quality VOC data using the ToxiRAE Pro PID for your monitoring project.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 06/25/2015
Record Last Revised: 06/30/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 308264

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

HUMAN EXPOSURE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES DIVISION

EXPOSURE MEASUREMENTS & ANALYSIS BRANCH