Superfund Research Program
Researchers at Lynntech, an SRP-funded small business, are developing a field deployable vapor intrusion monitor that pre-concentrates volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with high selectivity.
|Technology||A miniature cartridge-based sample collection method that pre-concentrates volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with high selectivity. The technology uses solid phase extraction for selective capture and pre-concentration of VOCs and infrared fingerprinting to unambiguously identify analytes.|
|Innovation||The sample collection method is integrated with existing portable spectrometers, thereby providing a means to identify VOCs at low concentrations in a highly portable format. The real-time air monitor detects vapor intrusion in both vapor and liquid phase at trace levels (low ppb) and operates without human intervention for an extended period of time.|
|Contaminant and Media||Chlorinated VOCs (chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons) in air|
|Principal Investigator||Bikas Vaidya, Ph.D.|
|Site||Bandera Road Ground Water Plume in San Antonio, Texas|