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Screening of ground water samples for volatile organic compounds using a portable gas chromatograph

Ground Water Monitoring Review

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Abstract

A portable gas chromatograph was used to screen 32 ground water samples for volatile organic compounds. Seven screened samples were positive; four of the seven samples had volatile organic substances identified by second-column confirmation. Four of the seven positive, screened samples also tested positive in laboratory analyses of duplicate samples. No volatile organic compounds were detected in laboratory analyses of samples that headspace screening indicated to be negative. Samples that contained volatile organic compounds, as identified by laboratory analysis, and that contained a volatile organic compound present in a standard of selected compounds were correctly identified by using the portable gas chromatography. Comparisons of screened-sample data with laboratory data indicate the ability to detect selected volatile organic compounds at concentrations of about 1 microgram per liter in the headspace of water samples by use of a portable gas chromatography. -Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Screening of ground water samples for volatile organic compounds using a portable gas chromatograph
Series title:
Ground Water Monitoring Review
Volume
9
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ground Water Monitoring Review
First page:
126
Last page:
130