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Sampling soil vapors to detect subsurface contamination: a case study and a field screening technique utilizing a 10-meter FTIR gas cell and PID in series
Author(s): Jess S. Eldridge; Jeffrey W. Stock; William K. Reagen
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Paper Abstract

A commercially available fieldable FTIR spectrometer configured with a 10 meter gas cell system was used in series with a hand-held photoionization detector to conduct a soil vapor survey. A primary purpose of the soil vapor survey was to evaluate the potential of this system as an extractive soil gas field screening technique. The soil gas survey was effected in conjunction with an on-site soil analysis study performed by a mobile laboratory. Soil gas and direct soil analyses data collected at depths of 3 - 7 feet from a selection of twenty bore holes were used to determine the extent of soil contamination at a manufacturing facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166744
Show Author Affiliations
Jess S. Eldridge, 3M Environmental Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey W. Stock, 3M Environmental Lab. (United States)
William K. Reagen, 3M Environmental Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
John E. Bertie; Hal Wieser, Editor(s)

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