EPA Science Inventory

REVIEW OF RECENT RESEARCH ON VAPOR INTRUSTION

Citation:

TILLMAN, F. D. AND J. W. WEAVER. REVIEW OF RECENT RESEARCH ON VAPOR INTRUSTION. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-05/106 (NTIS PB2006-101093), 2005.

Description:

This report reviews current and recent research in the area of vapor intrusion of organic compounds into residential buildings. We begin with a description of the challenges in evaluating the subsurface-to-indoor air pathway. A discussion of the fate and transport mechanisms affecting vapors along this pathway is then presented. Following this discussion is a brief overview of current Federal regulations and proposed guidance concerning vapor intrusion. A review of site studies involving vapor intrusion that have been published in scientific literature is then presented, with a focus on evidence of the extent of the problem. Published approaches to modeling vapor intrusion are presented next, followed by conclusions and ideas about future research needs.

Purpose/Objective:

To assess quantitative and qualitative methodologies evaluation of vapor intrusion, including quantification of uncertainties, to be used in the decision making process.

URLs/Downloads:

Review of Recent Research of Vapor Instrusion   (PDF,NA pp, 202 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 09/29/2005
Completion Date: 09/29/2005
Record Last Revised: 08/31/2015
Record Created: 09/21/2005
Record Released: 09/21/2005
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 139465

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION

REGULATORY SUPPORT BRANCH