Analytical method development for toxic compounds with a field portable GC/PID

PAPER ID: 2410818 
PAPER TITLE: Analytical method development for toxic compounds with a field portable GC/PID (final paper number: ANYL 333)

DIVISION: Division of Analytical Chemistry
SESSION: Advances in Analytical Separations
SESSION TIME: 8am-11:45am

ROOM & LOCATION: East Coast - Wyndham San Diego Bayfront

AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): John N. Driscoll2Jennifer L. Maclachlan1
INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. PID Analyzers, LLC, Centerville, MA, United States.
2. PID Analyzers, LLC, Sandwich, MA, United States. 
There are many situations today that require rapid identification of air toxics in the field. These include spills, train derailments, significant chemical plant leaks, hazardous waste cleanups and more. The equipment must be light weight, battery operated, rugged, sensitive (ppb) or even sub ppb (with a concentrator), and most of all easy to use by first responders. The photoionization detector (PID) has low ppb sensitivity via direct injection, requires no support gases and can be used with a concentrator to measure ppt levels of toxic compounds. Analytical methods for the measurement and identification of chemical agents, benzene, vinyl chloride, acrolein, hydrazine, and chlorinated hydrocarbons will be described using a battery operated Model GC122 weighing less than six pounds. 


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