Archived Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures for Ambient Air

This page last reviewed July 19, 2012

 

The laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs) are documents which describe the steps necessary to conduct a measurement and the critical parameters to be evaluated during the analysis.  SOPs set out detailed steps that implement the general guidance of the quality control manual.  SOPs are written such that a chemist or laboratory technician with experience in the particular analytical technique can follow the procedure and obtain the same result as another similarly trained chemist.  The SOPs are specific to the Air Resources Board laboratories because they describe the actual instrumentation and equipment used.  Mention of specific equipment and products do not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the Air Resources Board. 

SOPs, both currently used and archived, have been written for each method used by the Air Resources Board to generate data for record.  The listed SOPs are used by the Air Resources Board laboratories to analyze ambient air samples.  The following table provides a summary of each archived SOP along with the entire document.   

Please contact Kathy Gill at (916) 445-9483 or Michael Werst at (916) 322-6202 for questions or information regarding the Organics Laboratory and Inorganics Laboratory SOPs, respectively. 


Organics Laboratory: Archived Standard Operating Procedures

SOP-Version
Number

Standard Operating Procedure Title

Effective
Date

Summary

SOP
(PDF) 

024-6.0 

Determination of Total Non Methane Organic Compounds (NMOC) by Preconcentration Direct Flame Ionization Detection (PDFID)

09/15/99 

4K

370K

028-3.2 

Determination of Selected Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in Ambient Air

12/01/97 

2K

43K

032-3.2 

Determination of Non-Methane Organic Compounds in Ambient Air by Gas Chromatography Using Dual Capillary Columns and Flame Ionization Detection

09/15/99 

3K

1,005K

050-2.0 

Determination of Ambient Air Oxygenated Hydrocarbons (OHCs) Using Summa Canister Sampling and Gas Chromatographic Analysis

10/01/97 

3K

414K

052-1.0 

Determination of Volatile Aromatic and Halogenated Compounds in Ambient Air by Capillary Column Gas Chromatography with Photoionization and Electron Capture Detectors

10/01/94 

5K

N/A 

057-1.0 
 
 

Special Study 

Determination of 1,3-butadiene and Benzene in Ambient Air by Capillary Column Gas Chromatography with Photoionization Detector 

Comparison of Three-Point Calibration and Single-Point Calibration Results for 1,3-Butadiene and Benzene in Ambient Air Samples Analyzed by Method MLD051 

01/01/99 
 

10/06/99 

5K

295K
 

391K

059-1.10 

Determination of Oxygenated Hydrocarbons (OHCs) in Ambient Air by Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

07/01/02 

6K

553K


Inorganics Laboratory: Archived Standard Operating Procedures

SOP-Version
Number

Standard Operating Procedure Title

Effective
Date

Summary

SOP
(PDF)

029-2.0 

Analyzing the Mass of Dichotomous PM10 Filters

04/24/91 

1K

107K

031-3.0 

Determination of PM10 Total Carbon in the Ambient Air

06/05/93 

2K

89K

033-N/A 

TSP Sulfate by Ion Chromatography

01/19/88 

N/A 

N/A 

     

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