Accession Number:

ADA508381

Title:

Analysis of Organic Contaminants in Dredged Material using a Field-Portable GC-MS

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This technical note describes the use of a field-portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer for the in-field determination of organic contaminants in dredged material. During active dredging operations, sediment and water samples are collected as for traditional laboratory analysis of contaminants, however, in this case, field-portable instrumentation is used for quantitative analysis of certain organic contaminants, including Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons PAHs.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE