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  • Field trial of a new commercially available diffusive ground-water sampler

    Field trials of a new commercially available diffusive ground-water sampling device were conducted at two industrial properties in the Blue Ridge Province of North Carolina. The test sites have extensive monitoring well networks and more than five years of historical water quality data. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including purgeable aromatics (petroleum hydrocarbons) and halogens ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Mcclellan air force base diffusion

    Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. (Parsons ES) was retained by the US Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence Technology Transfer Division (AFCEE/ERT) to perform an evaluation of passive groundwater diffusion sampling technology. The diffusion sampler evaluation was funded under Contract F11623-94-D0024, Delivery Order RL72, as part of the AFCEE/ERT Remedial Process Optimization (RPO) ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • ITRC position paper for passive diffusion sampling, 2002

    This document is intended to facilitate the use of polyethylene diffusion bag (PDB) samplers for long-term monitoring (LTM). The guidelines presented in Sections 2 and 3 relate to appropriate implementation, data interpretation, and regulatory issues of concern. Although diffusion samplers can be useful for many different activities and have membranes composed of various materials, this ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • ITRC guidance document for passive diffusion sampling

    The ITRC in conjunction with the USGS, US EPA, US Army Corp of Engineers, and other prominent federal and state groups have released a comprehensive document, based on significant case studies and backed up by controlled laboratory testing, for the use of polyethylene membrane passive diffusion samplers, such as the EQUILIBRATOR Diffusion Sampler manufactured by EON Products, Inc. Part 1 of the ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • McClellan AFB comparison of 6 no-purge groundwater samplers

    This report describes the activities and results of a field demonstration of six different diffusion and grab groundwater sampling devices at the former McClellan Air Force Base (McClellan), located in Sacramento, California. Analytical results from these samplers are compared to ‘baseline’ analytical results from samples collected using conventional (low-flow and three-casing-volume purge) ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • ITRC technical regulatory guidelines for passive diffusion sampling, 2004

    Polyethylene diffusion bag (PDB) samplers are low-density polyethylene bags containing deionized water, used to collect water samples in groundwater wells for laboratory analyses of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). PDB samplers are passive devices, relying on the movement of groundwater from the aquifer or water-bearing zone through the screen or open interval of a well. VOCs in groundwater ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • A new no-purge, non-displacement groundwater sampler

    What Is It? The HydraSleeve sampler is designed to collect representative water samples from monitoring wells without purging. The disposable sampler collects a discreet sample from only the 'fresh formation' water in the screened interval of the well. It is fast, inexpensive, simple to use, generates no purge water and collects a sample suitable for all analytical parameters. Why It Works The ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Calibration of a passive, in situ, integrative sampler for monitoring of microbial biotoxins in aquatic environments

    In this work, an integrative passive sampler based on a silicone membrane filled with a suspension of γ-Fe2O3 at pH 3.5 was developed. The novel device was calibrated for the measurement of microcystin concentrations in water. Laboratory calibration studies of the passive sampling devises under controlled conditions of temperature, water turbulence, and analyte concentration were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of silicone rubber and low density polyethylene diffusion and polymer‐water partition coefficients for emerging contaminants

    There is a growing interest in assessing the concentration and distribution of new non‐regulated organic compounds (emerging contaminants) in the environment. The measurement of freely dissolved concentrations using conventional approaches is challenging as a result of the low concentrations that may be encountered and their temporally variable emissions. Absorption‐based passive sampling ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Modeling the transport of organic chemicals between polyethylene passive samplers and water in finite and infinite bath conditions

    Understanding the transfer of chemicals between passive samplers (PS) and water is essential for their use as monitoring devices of organic contaminants in surface waters. By applying Fick's 2nd law to diffusion through the polymer and an aqueous boundary layer, we derived a mathematical model for the uptake of chemicals into PS from water, in finite and infinite bath conditions. The finite ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Passive sampling methods for contaminated sediments: Scientific rationale supporting use of freely dissolved concentrations

    Passive sampling methods (PSMs) allow the quantification of the freely dissolved concentration (Cfree) of an organic contaminant even in complex matrices such as sediments. Cfree is directly related to a contaminant's chemical activity, which drives spontaneous processes including diffusive uptake into benthic organisms and exchange with the overlying water column. Consequently, Cfree provides ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • ITRC technology overview of passive sampling technologies

    This document presents technical overviews of 12 passive sampling technologies. It describes each technology’s basis of operation, intended applications, advantages, limitations, and development status. Contacts for additional information are provided. This overview is an outgrowth of interest and information generated in preparation of the ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance for Using ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • The NILU tracer gas technique

    A tracer gas technique has been developed by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) to study emission rates, dilution and diffusion of gases. The technique has been applied in several countries to quantify diffuse VOC leakages from refineries, petrochemical plants and oil production platforms.  The tracer gas techniqueThe dual tracer gas system developed by NILU has been applied in ...

  • Evaluating Guidelines for Air Sampling Methods Utilizing Chromatographic Analysis

    The following evaluation guidelines were developed to provide chemists of the Methods Development Team with a uniform and practical means for evaluating sampling and analytical methods that utilize chromatographic techniques. The guidelines define sampling and analytical parameters, specify required laboratory tests, statistical calculations, and criteria for acceptance, and provide a detailed ...

  • Residential Vapor Intrusion Evaluation: Long Duration Passive Sampling v. Short Duration Active Sampling

    Abstract Sampling indoor air for potential vapor intrusion impacts using current standard 24-hour sample collection methods may not adequately account for temporal variability and detect contamination best represented by long-term sampling periods. Mr. Henry Schuver of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste staled at the September 2007 Air & Waste Management ...

  • How to Achieve Good Indoor Air Quality in Operating Rooms

    There are two primary objectives in achieving acceptable air quality in the operating room: (1) control of anesthetic gases for the benefit of operating room staff, and (2) infection control for the benefit of the patient. Control of Anesthetic Gases Supply and scavenging systems, as well as general ventilation in the OR, must be functioning optimally for the surgical ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • TVOC measurement for LEED/green building evaluation

    Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) may be evaluated when building designers/managers are pursuing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System for New Construction (LEED-NC) EQ Credit 3.2. The latest LEED-NC guidance document specifies that the maximum allowed concentration of TVOC measured in a building (post construction, pre-occupancy) is 500 µg/m3; the ...


  • Quality control in dispersion modeling: Validation of a screening model for PM10 and NO2

    European air quality guidelines require gathering information about air quality at locations where the population is affected or possibly affected by high concentrations. High concentrations are often found in densely built up streets with high traffic loads. In order to identify these hot spots and to assess possible measures to improve the situation, screening models are widely applied in ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Assessing the transport and fate of MTBE

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    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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