Cooper Environmental Services

Field Studies Services


Using our X-ray Based Filter Method (XFM) CES can survey most stack emissions on your facility for up to 48 different elements per sample. The samples are collected on a filter, which can be readily shipped to our laboratory for analysis by non-destructive x-ray fluorescence (XRF) procedures similar to those listed in EPA’s Compendium Method IO-3.3. The XFM can provide an alternative to EPA Method 29 testing and provide results within hours to days of sampling. The method can be used to verify the performance of controls prior to performance tests, thus minimizing chances of expensive test failures and regulatory fines. The XFM is currently moving through the EPA equivalence process to become an approved alternative to M29.

  • Single or double walled stacks
  • Wet or dry stacks
  • Hazardous waste incinerator
  • Commercial industrial boilers
  • Cement kilns
  • Foundries
  • Coal-fired power plants
  • Industrial furnaces
  • Primary and secondary metal smelters
  • Lime kilns

  • Samples PM and vapor phase metals
  • Low detection limits: ng/m³ to mg/m³
  • No hazardous chemicals
  • No impingers
  • Simultaneous for up to 24 elements
  • No handling of filters in the field
  • Filters can be shipped via air
  • 10 minute changeover time
  • Single operator required

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