Field portable detection of VOCs using a SAW/GC system. Final report, June 21, 1994--September 21, 1996

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This report describes research on a fast GC vapor analysis system which uses a new type of Surface Acoustic Wave detector technology to characterize organic contamination in soil and groundwater. The project was sponsored by the Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, whose mission, in addition to other goals, is the development of tools and methods for characterization, remediation, and monitoring of underground environmental conditions. The research tasks were to demonstrate detectability and specificity of a Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Chromatograph (SAW/GC) to a representative number of VOC materials followed by field demonstrations of the new technology at a ... continued below

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Chang, F. & Staples, E.J. June 1, 1998.

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This report describes research on a fast GC vapor analysis system which uses a new type of Surface Acoustic Wave detector technology to characterize organic contamination in soil and groundwater. The project was sponsored by the Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, whose mission, in addition to other goals, is the development of tools and methods for characterization, remediation, and monitoring of underground environmental conditions. The research tasks were to demonstrate detectability and specificity of a Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Chromatograph (SAW/GC) to a representative number of VOC materials followed by field demonstrations of the new technology at a DOE site. All tasks of the project were successfully carried out and a fast vapor analysis system based upon a new type of Surface Acoustic Wave detector technology was developed. The prototype analyzer has the ability to characterize organic contamination in soil and groundwater at the part per billion level in less than 10 seconds. The detector is unique because it utilized an uncoated quartz crystal, contrary to current developments of using coated crystals.

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  • Other: DE98054195
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/31177--99
  • Grant Number: AR21-94MC31177
  • DOI: 10.2172/666268 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 666268
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709831

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Chang, F. & Staples, E.J. Field portable detection of VOCs using a SAW/GC system. Final report, June 21, 1994--September 21, 1996, report, June 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709831/: accessed July 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.