Use of a Portable Vapor Analyzer in Groundwater Contamination Studies

    Volume 12, Issue 4 (July 1984)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Petros, JK
    Project scientist and senior laboratory technican, Union Carbide Corporation, South Charleston, WV

    Beckett, JW
    Project scientist and senior laboratory technican, Union Carbide Corporation, South Charleston, WV

    Abstract

    A portable organic vapor analyzer was evaluated and subsequently used to locate pockets of volatile organics underground. Methods for laying out sampling grinds in the field are described, and the sensitivity of two different analyzers to various volatile organics are compared. Field data are discussed and methods of verifying the analytical results (for example, digging backhoe pits in “clean” and “contaminated” areas) are described. Precautions to be taken when using this type of instrument in the field also are discussed.


    Paper ID: JTE10721J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10721J

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    Title Use of a Portable Vapor Analyzer in Groundwater Contamination Studies
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