Environmental Analysis

Improve the Analysis of Soil Gas to Determine if Targets are Being Missed

In this presentation from a recent 'Advances in Enviromental Analysis eSeminar' hosted by Separation Science in collaboration with PerkinElmer, Roberta Provost (Pace Analytical Services, USA) provides details of site studies in the analysis of soil gas to determine if targets are being missed.

Introduction
The current soil vapor intrusion (SVI) tube for analyzing toxic compounds in soil gas covers the analyte range from difluorodichloromethane through phenathrene. A tube has been developed to cover from 1,3-butadiene through the 16 EPA regulated polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

What is covered?
This research provides “side-by-side” experiments using the established SVI tube and the new XRO-440 tube to determine if analytes above the boiling point of phenanthrene are present in soil gas.

About the presenter
Provost_80.pngRoberta Provost earned her degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. She has an extensive and successful career in the environmental industry that spans nearly twenty years. Past experience includes wet chemistry, metals, VOCs, PCBs, organo-chlorine and organo-phosphorous pesticide analyses, as well as industrial chemistry method development. She currently works as a senior chemist in the Air Laboratory at Pace Analytical and specializes in method development.

By viewing this presentation you will learn...

  • the results from three sampling sites
  • the advantages of using EPA Method TO-17 to recover and to attain results for an analyte range between C3 to C40 in soil gas

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