Accession Number : ADA612286


Title :   Use of GC/MS Analysis to Distinguish Between Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Sources of VOCs - Standardized Protocol for On-Site Evaluation of Vapor Intrusion


Descriptive Note : User's guide, Mar 2011-Jul 2014


Corporate Author : GSI ENVIRONMENTAL INC HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Beckley, Lila ; McHugh, Thomas ; Gorder, Kyle ; Dettenmaier, Eric ; Rivera-Duarte, Ignacio


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612286.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : This guide provides a standardized protocol for the use of on-site gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analysis to evaluate the potential for vapor intrusion in a building, including the ability to distinguish between vapor intrusion and indoor or other sources of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). This vapor intrusion investigation approach provides an alternative to the conventional investigation method of indoor air and sub-slab testing using Summa canisters and off-site laboratory analysis. The protocol was developed and validated as part of Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Project No. ER-201119 (GSI, 2013).


Descriptors :   *INDOOR AIR POLLUTION , GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY , INTRUSION , MASS SPECTROMETRY , ORGANIC COMPOUNDS , VAPORS


Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Air Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE