Implementation of passive samplers for monitoring volatile organic compounds in ground water at the Kansas City Plant

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Passive sampling for monitoring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been suggested as a possible replacement to the traditional bailer method used at the Department of Energy Kansas City Plant (KCP) for routine groundwater monitoring. To compare methods, groundwater samples were collected from 19 KCP wells with VOC concentrations ranging from non-detectable to > 100,000 {micro}g/L. Analysis of the data was conducted using means and medians of multiple measurements of TCE, 1,2-DCE, 1,1-DCE and VC. All 95% confidence intervals of these VOCs overlap, providing evidence that the two methods are similar. The study also suggests that elimination of purging and decontamination ... continued below

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Gardner, F.G.; Korte, N.E.; Wilson-Nichols, M.J.; Baker, J.L. & Ramm, S.G. June 1, 1998.

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Passive sampling for monitoring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been suggested as a possible replacement to the traditional bailer method used at the Department of Energy Kansas City Plant (KCP) for routine groundwater monitoring. To compare methods, groundwater samples were collected from 19 KCP wells with VOC concentrations ranging from non-detectable to > 100,000 {micro}g/L. Analysis of the data was conducted using means and medians of multiple measurements of TCE, 1,2-DCE, 1,1-DCE and VC. All 95% confidence intervals of these VOCs overlap, providing evidence that the two methods are similar. The study also suggests that elimination of purging and decontamination of sampling equipment reduces the labor required to sample by approximately 32%. Also, because the passive method generates no waste water, there are no associated disposal costs. The results suggest evidence to continue studies and efforts to replace traditional bailer methods with passive sampling at KCP based on cost and the similarity of the methods.

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  • Other: DE99000348
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13617
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/290972 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 290972
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684885

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Gardner, F.G.; Korte, N.E.; Wilson-Nichols, M.J.; Baker, J.L. & Ramm, S.G. Implementation of passive samplers for monitoring volatile organic compounds in ground water at the Kansas City Plant, report, June 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684885/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.