Accession Number : ADA326037

Title :   Estimating the Total Concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds in Soil: A Decision Tool for Sample Handling,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Hewitt, Alan D. ; Lukash, Nicole J.

PDF Url : ADA326037

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This report describes an on-site method of estimating the total concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in soil, relative to a site-specific 0.2-mg/kg standard. This decision tool allows on-site sampling activities to incorporate the appropriate soil sample collection and handling protocols required by different methods of instrumental analysis. Coupling a rapid method for estimating the total VOC concentration with sampling procedures that limit substrate disaggregation and exposure complements efforts to achieve site-representative estimates for vadose zone contamination.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *ESTIMATES, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, *CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), *SOIL SCIENCE, SUBSTRATES, SAMPLING, INSTRUMENTATION, VOLATILITY, CONTAMINATION, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE