Soil gas is usually analyzed with the same methods used for indoor air, which in the U.S., generally means EPA Method TO-15. TO-15 specifies Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) analysis of samples from evacuated stainless-steel “Summa” canisters. But because soil-gas concentrations at source areas are so high relative to indoor air, smaller, less costly containers might also suffice. How do you select the right equipment for the job?
Choosing the right equipment is paramount to the success of any job – vapor intrusion included. In the first part of this class, John will look at a wide range of VI equipment: photoionatization detector, sub-slab & near slab equipment and portable GC for VI. Laurie will close out this class by laying out what actions steps that need to be taken before you head out into the field so that you can take VI samples with confidence.
John Iannotti is the NY/NJ Technical Sales Rep for Pine Environmental. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rutgers University. Now in his 11th year with Pine Environmental, John brings 9 years of environmental consulting experience to the Pine Team. John has a good mix of field experience and project management skills including a focus on in-situ chemical oxidation remediation of industrial, commercial and retail petroleum facilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Laurie Chilcote is an owner, Managing Director and Vice President of Vapor Pin Enterprises, Inc. and Vapor Pin Brazil, where she provides managerial and technical oversight on all marketing and sales for the Vapor Pin® both within the USA and Internationally. Ms. Chilcote is also responsible for website development, webinar training, product development, distributor management, and most importantly, customer relations.