STP925

    Semi-Volatile Organic Analytical Methods Performance and Quality Control Considerations

    Published: Jan 1986


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    Abstract

    The analysis of semi-volatile organic compounds in hazardous waste samples for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Program is done by selected contractor laboratories using methods specified in the EPA Invitation for Bid document WA-85-J664. The Contract Laboratory Program maintains a data base containing information on precision and accuracy for matrix and surrogate spiking of samples. In addition, pre-award and quarterly blind quality assurance sample results yield data for precision and accuracy. The precision, expressed as relative standard deviation varies from 16% to 42% while the bias ranges from −59% to +12%.

    Keywords:

    semi-volatile organic analysis, Contract Laboratory Program, CERCLA, quality assurance, quality control, hazardous waste, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, soil matrix, water matrix, Superfund


    Author Information:

    Wolff, JS
    Senior Associate ScientistScientific SupervisorPrincipal Scientist, Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Company, Las Vegas, NV

    Homsher, MT
    Senior Associate ScientistScientific SupervisorPrincipal Scientist, Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Company, Las Vegas, NV

    Flotard, RD
    Senior Associate ScientistScientific SupervisorPrincipal Scientist, Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Company, Las Vegas, NV

    Pearson, JG
    Senior Associate ScientistScientific SupervisorPrincipal Scientist, Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Company, Las Vegas, NV


    Paper ID: STP18441S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D34.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18441S


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