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Project Status: complete

Report Published October 1986:

Title: Development of analytical methods for ambient monitoring and source testing for toxic organic compounds

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Thomason, Michael M.

Contractor: Southern Research Institute

Contract Number: A3-123-32

Research Program Area: Emissions Monitoring & Control

Topic Areas: Stationary Sources, Toxic Air Contaminants


A comprehensive literature review of the sampling and analysis methods for toxic organic pollutants in air has been completed. The purpose of this review was to provide guidance to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the selection of sampling and analysis methodologies for selected toxic organic pollutants in air. Sampling and analysis methods for 38 compounds or classes of compounds were reviewed.

Discussions on sampling strategies, sampling methods, analytical methods, determination of detection limits, quality control and quality-assurance procedures, and validation criteria have been incorporated into the review. A summary of the physical and chemical properties of the compounds of interest also has been included. Methodology developed by the EPA, NIOSH, CARB, other government agencies, and the private sector served as a resource for the review.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

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