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VI – Soil Gas Sampling

June 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT


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.

Laurie and Craig will use this class to explain what the Vapor pin is, how it is installed and the array of purposes it can serve in obtaining VI assessment while providing long-term monitoring. Ultimately, vapor intrusion cannot be fully monitored without being able to assess soil gas and this class will give you the tools to do it in a thorough and complete way.

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.

Craig Cox currently serves as President and Principal Scientist for Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology and Mineralogy from The Ohio State University and a Professional Degree in Hydrogeology from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Cox is a Certified Professional under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program and a co-author of “Background Metals Concentrations in Ohio Soils” (1996) and a contributing author on reports concerning background metals concentrations published by Ohio EPA. He is responsible for providing managerial and technical oversight on major environmental projects conducted by the firm under RCRA, CERCLA, and Brownfield programs. Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc., founded in 1995, provides environmental consulting services to public and private sector clients throughout the United States.


June 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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Julio Zimbron