Accession Number : ADA195120

Title :   Prototype Technology for Monitoring Volatile Organics. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 84-Nov 87,

Corporate Author : S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Victoria ; Wander, Joseph

PDF Url : ADA195120

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : This report describes the development and implementation of the phase I prototype volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor, a turn-key system for analyzing trichloroethylene (TCE) in water. The system incorporates commercial purge and trap and gas chromatography instruments, a microcomputer, and custom-written software. Because this monitor is planned for installation t base facilities and for use by nonspecialized personnel, driving design considerations were reliability and simplicity of operation. Assembly and lab testing of the unit were completed in September 86, and the monitor was transitioned to the sewage plant (379 CES/DEMH) at Wurtsmith AFB MI for evaluation by base personnel. Most logistical accommodations had been made within 6 months, and, except for one construction related accident, the system worked exactly as planned. Companion documents, including schematics and operating and maintenance instructions, are included in Vol. 1; Vol 2 is a complete downlisting of the software. Keywords: Purge and Trap, Gas chromatograph, Volatile organic compounds, Trichloroethylene, Water.

Descriptors :   *MONITORING, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, *ORGANIC MATERIALS, *VOLATILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONSTRUCTION, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, INSTRUCTIONS, LABORATORY TESTS, MAINTENANCE, MICROCOMPUTERS, MILITARY FACILITIES, PERSONNEL, PROTOTYPES, RELIABILITY, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS, TRICHLOROETHYLENE

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE