Precision of the Performance of the En Core® Sampler to Store Low Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds

    Volume 31, Issue 3 (May 2003)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Sorini, SS
    Western Research Institute, Laramie, WY

    Schabron, JF
    Western Research Institute, Laramie, WY

    Rovani, JF
    Western Research Institute, Laramie, WY

    (Received 29 April 2002; accepted 13 December 2002)

    Abstract

    Soil sampling and storage practices for volatile organic analysis must be designed to minimize loss of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from samples. The En Core® sampler is designed to collect and store soil samples in a manner that minimizes loss of contaminants due to volatilization and/or biodegradation. ASTM D 6418, Standard Practice for Using the Disposable En Core® Sampler for Sampling and Storing Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis, describes the use of the En Core® sampler to collect and store a soil sample for volatile organic analysis.

    To support the ASTM practice, a study was performed to estimate the precision of the performance of the En Core® devices to store soil samples spiked with low concentrations (<200 µg/kg) of VOCs. Data generated in the precision validation study show good precision of the performance of the samplers to store soil samples containing low concentrations of a variety of VOCs.


    Paper ID: JTE12422J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12422J

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    Title Precision of the Performance of the En Core® Sampler to Store Low Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds
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