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TECHNOLOGIES FOR MONITORING AND MEASUREMENT OF DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS IN SOIL AND SEDIMENT. CAPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC. DFI DIOXIN/FURAN IMMUNOASSY KIT AND PCB TEQ IMMUNOASSAY KIT

Citation:

DINDAL, A. AND S. BILLETS. TECHNOLOGIES FOR MONITORING AND MEASUREMENT OF DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS IN SOIL AND SEDIMENT. CAPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC. DFI DIOXIN/FURAN IMMUNOASSY KIT AND PCB TEQ IMMUNOASSAY KIT. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/540/R-05/004 (NTIS PB2005108389), 2005.

Description:

A demonstration of technologies for determining the presence of dioxin and dioxin-like compounds in soil and sediment was conducted under EPA's Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program in Saginaw, Michigan in April 2004. This report describes the performance evaluation of CAPE Technologies DF-1 Dioxin/Furan and PCB TEQ Immunoassay Kits. The kits are immunoassay techniques that report the total toxicity equivalents (TEQ) of dioxin/furans and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs. The technology results were compared to high resolution mass spectrometry TEQ results generated using EPA Methods 1613B and 1668A.

The CAPE Technologies kits generally reported data higher than the certified PE and reference laboratory values. The technologys estimated MDL was 12 to 33 pg/g TEQ. Results from this demonstration suggest that the CAPE Technologies kits could be an effective screening tool for determining sample results above and below 20 pg/g TEQ and even more effective as a screen for sample above and below 50 pg/g TEQ, particularly considering that both the cost ($59,234 vs. $398,029) and the time (3 weeks vs. 8 months) to analyze the 209 demonstration samples were significantly less than those of the reference laboratory.

Purpose/Objective:

The objective of this program is to promote the acceptance and use of innovative field technologies by providing well-documented performance and cost data obtained from field demonstrations.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SITE DOCUMENT/REPORT)
Start Date: 03/31/2005
Completion Date: 03/31/2005
Record Last Revised: 07/14/2005
Record Created: 03/30/2005
Record Released: 03/30/2005
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 119174

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

CHARACTERIZATION & MONITORING BRANCH