A Practical Guide to Measuring VOCs in Air using Passive Samplers

A Practical Guide to Measuring VOCs in Air using Passive Samplers

Over the past decade, interest in using passive sorbent samplers to measure VOCs in ambient air and soil gas has increased significantly with a growing number of projects relying on passive samplers to support site investigations.  While field deployment of passive sorbent samplers is straightforward and largely immune to missteps, developing a project plan using passive samplers can be overwhelming due to unfamiliarity with the technology and concern about regulatory acceptance.  

This webinar will provide the practitioner with a practical guide on the use of passive samplers for a variety of air monitoring projects.  Topics the presentation will cover include:

- Overview of passive sampling concepts
- Advantages and limitations of passive samplers
- Passive sampler configurations: Indoor Air, Ambient Air, Soil Gas
- Project examples
- Developing a project plan using passive samplers

A Practical Guide to Measuring VOCs in Air using Passive Samplers

Heidi Hayes is the Technical Director at Eurofins Air Toxics in Folsom, California.  Ms. Hayes has a MS in Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, and over 27 years in the environmental laboratory industry designing and testing new analytical methods with the last 24 years at Eurofins Air Toxics.  She currently oversees the testing of new media, protocols, and technology related to air phase analysis. 
Over the last 12 years, Ms. Hayes’ research has concentrated on the effectiveness of passive sampling techniques to collect time-integrated VOC measurements in ambient air.  In this effort, she has collaborated on EPA and industry-funded projects designed to evaluate and compare passive technologies to conventional air methods. 

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