Measurement of surface emission flux rates for volatile organic compounds at Technical Area 54

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The survey described in this report was conducted to estimate the mass of volatile organic compounds venting to the atmosphere from active and inactive waste disposal sites at Technical Area 54. A large number of nonintrusive passive sample collection devices were placed on the ground surface for 72 hours to characterize an area of approximately 150 acres. Results provided an indication of the boundary location of the known volatile organic plume, plume constituents, and isolated high concentration areas. The data from this survey enhanced existing data from a limited number of monitor wells currently used for plume surveillance. Results indicate ... continued below

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Trujillo, V.; Morgenstern, M.; Krier, D. & Gilkeson, R. June 1, 1998.

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The survey described in this report was conducted to estimate the mass of volatile organic compounds venting to the atmosphere from active and inactive waste disposal sites at Technical Area 54. A large number of nonintrusive passive sample collection devices were placed on the ground surface for 72 hours to characterize an area of approximately 150 acres. Results provided an indication of the boundary location of the known volatile organic plume, plume constituents, and isolated high concentration areas. The data from this survey enhanced existing data from a limited number of monitor wells currently used for plume surveillance. Results indicate that the estimated mass emission to the atmosphere is orders of magnitude lower than what is considered a small flux rate at a spill site or a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act landfill and is far below the threshold limit established by the State of New Mexico as an air quality concern.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98007277

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  • Other: DE98007277
  • Report No.: LA--13329
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/661528 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 661528
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc705809

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Trujillo, V.; Morgenstern, M.; Krier, D. & Gilkeson, R. Measurement of surface emission flux rates for volatile organic compounds at Technical Area 54, report, June 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc705809/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.