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Title: Comparison of headspace gas chromatography with EPA SW-846 method 8240 for determination of volatile organic compounds in soil
Authors: U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency.
Hewitt, Alan D. (Alan Dole)
Miyares, Paul H.
Leggett, Daniel C.
Jenkins, Thomas F.
Keywords: Headspace gas chromatography
Gas chromatography
Chromatographic analysis
Soil contamination
Soil pollution
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 91-4.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: This study compares the levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a laboratory-prepared soil as determined by headspace gas chromatography and the EPA SW-846 purge and trap gas chromatography/mass spectrometry method (Method 8240). Vapor exposure was chosen as the method of contaminating the soil with trans-1 ,2-dichloroethylene, benzene, tricholoethylene and toluene. Preliminary results showed the concentrations of the four compounds determined by the two analytical procedures were not significantly different at the 95% confidence interval for two levels of contamination. These findings indicate that headspace gas chromatography may have significant potential for hazardous waste assessment and cleanup programs.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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