Resources

On this page you will find the AutoGC Forum, important publications, and our own in-house publications and presentations.

 

The Forum

 

User Guides and Manuals 

Documentation that describes handling, functionality, and architecture of technical instruments such as user manuals and specifications sheets for specific hardware.

PerkinElmer Ozone Precursor System

In 1992, PerkinElmer developed a system in conjunction with the U.S. EPA, to collect and measure C2 to C12 automatically in the field, without the use of liquid cryogen, utilizing the PerkinElmer On-Line Thermal Desorber (ATD) coupled with the PerkinElmer Gas Chromatograph. As a result, this system has become the gold standard for carrying out the measurement of ozone precursors using the PAMS method.

Markes/Agilent System

The UNITY 2 Air Server is a cost-effective system for round-the-clock speciated measurement of multiple trace-level volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air or pure gases. It combines automated, controlled-flow sampling with cryogen-free concentration technology. The system connects to standard GC and GC/MS technology, and is designed for unattended operation in remote field locations.

 

Industry Publications 

Publications such as working papers produced by commercial industry.

Markes App Note 128: Extending the analysis of ozone precursors (Important Publications)

This Application Note describes validation of a cryogen-free thermal desorption (TD)-GC-MS system for on-line monitoring of an extended range of very volatile species in ambient air, which includes 'ozone precursors' (as specified by the US PAMS program), polar compounds and monoterpenes. In…

Markes App Note 129: Extending the analysis of ozone precursors (Important Publications)

This Application Note describes validation of a cryogen-free thermal desorption (TD) system with dual-column GC–FID detection for on-line monitoring of an extended range of very volatile species in ambient air, which includes ‘ozone precursors’ (as specified by the US PAMS…

Markes App Note 16: Monitoring of hydrocarbons in ambient air (Important Publications)

This Application Note describes validation of a thermal desorption system for on-line monitoring of a complex mix of volatile and very volatile hydrocarbons ('ozone precursors') in air. The presence of volatile hydrocarbons in urban atmospheres is believed to contribute to the formation…

PE White Paper: Ozone Precursor Analysis Using a Thermal Desorption-GC System (Important Publications)

In the United States, the Clean Air Act of 1970 gave the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responsibility for maintaining clean air for health and welfare. Six parameters are measured routinely in ambient air: SOx, NOx, PM10 (particulate matter less than 10 microns), Pb, CO and ozone. In the…

PE Product Note: On-line Ozone Precursor System (Important Publications)

In the United States, the Clean Air Act of 1970 gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responsibility for maintaining clean air for health and welfare. The six parameters routinely measured in ambient air were expanded in 1990 to include volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Volatile organic compounds,…

 

Government Publications 

Reports, regulations, and other informational documents published by the US government.

Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 Part 136 App B (Important Publications)

Definition - The method detection limit (MDL) is defined as the minimum concentration of a substance that can be measured and reported with 99% confidence that the analyte concentrationis greater than zero and is determined from analysis of a sample in a given matrix containing the…

EPA AQS Data Coding Manual (Important Publications)

This is the AQS Data Coding Manual, part of the Documentation set for the Air Quality System (AQS): AQS Data Dictionary, AQS Data Input Formats (Summary), AQS Data Coding Manual, AQS User's Guide, AQS Data Reports, and Retrieval Manual. The AQS Data Dictionary presents detailed information about data…

TCEQ 2016 Annual Monitoring Plan (Important Publications)

Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 58.10 requires states to submit an annual monitoring network plan (AMNP) to the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by July 1 of each year. This monitoring plan is required to provide the implementation and maintenance framework for…

EPA Technical Assistance Document for Sampling and Analysis of Ozone Precursors (Important Publications)

Section 182 (c)(1) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) required the Administrator to promulgate rules for enhanced monitoring to obtain more comprehensive and representative data on ozone air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised the ambient air quality surveillance…

 

Orsat Presentations 

Presentations authored by Orsat team members for public consumption.

2018 NAAMC Agilent- Markes PAMS Presentation - Slides (Important Publications)

Agilent Markes presentation at 2018 National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference

2016 Separation Science eSeminar - Slides (Important Publications)

eSeminar sponsered by Markes International.

2016 Separation Science eSeminar - Notes (Important Publications)

eSeminar hosted by Markes International - slides with notes

2016 AWMA ACE Presentation Slides (Important Publications)

Carol’s Powerpoint sildes for her 2016 Air & Waste Management Assoc Annual Conference & Exhibition presentation, Hourly Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Station (PAMS) Monitoring of NMHCs by AutoGC

2016 NEMC Poster (Important Publications)

A poster presented by Carol at the 2017 National Environmental Monitoring Conference titled 'Hourly Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Station (PAMS) Monitoring of NMHCs by AutoGC: Building Networks of AutoGCs and Moitoring Performance'

2018 PE Separation Science eSeminar Slides (Important Publications)

2018 Separation Science Environmental eSeminar by sponsored by PerkinElmer

2018 PE Separation Science eSeminar Notes (Important Publications)

2018 Separation Sciences Environmental eSeminar sponsored by PerkinElmer

2018 EPA Region 4 Workshop - Slides (Important Publications)

Presetation ot EPA Region 4 Workshop of the Orsat value-added hardware configuration for the Marke/Agilent PAMS systems.  Includes MAX

2018 EPA Region 4 Workshop - Notes (Important Publications)

Presentation to EPA Region 4 Workshop of Orsat AutoGC value-added hardware application with MAX

2018 NAAMC PAMS AutoGC Training - Slides with Notes (Important Publications)

20189 NAAMC Orsat PAMS AutoGC Training with notes

2018 TCEQ AutoGC Operator Training slides (Important Publications)

Operator Training presented at TCEQ 2018 Annual Operator training September 26, 2018

2018 NAAMC PAMS AutoGC Training - Slides (Important Publications)

OrsatPAMS AutoGC training

2016 NAAMC PAMS Presentation Slides (Important Publications)

Carol's Powerpoint slides for her 2016 National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference PAMS Presentaiton titled 'PAMS AutoGC: Monitoring Network Performance for NMHCs Across 35 Monitors in Texas'

2016 NAAMC PAMS Presentation Notes (Important Publications)

Carol's Powerpoint notes for her 2016 National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference PAMS Presentaiton titled 'PAMS AutoGC: Monitoring Network Performance for NMHCs Across 35 Monitors in Texas'

2016 NAAMC PAMS Workshop Presentation Slides (Important Publications)

Carol's Powerpoint slides for her 2016 National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference PAMS Workshop Presentaiton titled 'PAMS Continuous VOC Monitoring: AutoGC Overview of Chromatographic Applications'

2016 AWMA ACE Presentation Notes (Important Publications)

Carol’s Powerpoint notes for her 2016 Air & Waste Management Assoc Annual Conference & Exhibition presentation, Hourly Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Station (PAMS) Monitoring of NMHCs by AutoGC

2016 NAAMC PAMS Workshop Presentation Notes (Important Publications)

Carol's Powerpoint notes for her 2016 National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference PAMS Workshop Presentaiton titled 'PAMS Continuous VOC Monitoring: AutoGC Overview of Chromatographic Applications'

2016 AWMA Measurement Methods & Technology Conference Presentation Notes (Important Publications)

Carol's Powerpoint notes for her 2016 Air & Waste Management Assoc Measurement Methods and Technology Conference titled 'The Analysis of Ozone Precursors by AutoGC: The Role of Calibration and Quality Control Strategies in Data Management for Fully Automated Thermal Desorption-GC-FID Systems'

2017 NEMC Presenation Slides (Important Publications)

Presentation at the National Environmental Monitoring Conference, Washington, DC, August 7-12, 2017

2017 NEMC Presentation Notes (Important Publications)

Presentation at the National Environmental Monitoring Conference, Washington, DC, August 7-12, 2017

2017 AWMA ACE Presentation Slides (Important Publications)

Presentation and 2017 Annual AWMA meeting in Pittsburgh, PA June 5-8, 2017

2017 AWMA ACE Presentation Notes (Important Publications)

Presentation Notes for Presenation at 2017 AWMA Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA June 5-8, 2017

2017 AWMA Measurements Conference Slides (Important Publications)

Presentation at the 2017 Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Congerence in Long Beach, CA Nov 7-9, 2017

2017 AWMA Measurements Conference Notes (Important Publications)

Presentation with Notes from the 2017 Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Congerence in Long Beach, CA Nov 7-9, 2017

2016 AWMA Measurement Methods & Technology Conference Presentation Slides (Important Publications)

Carol's Powerpoint slides for her 2016 Air & Waste Management Assoc Measurement Methods and Technology Conference titled 'The Analysis of Ozone Precursors by AutoGC: The Role of Calibration and Quality Control Strategies in Data Management for Fully Automated Thermal Desorption-GC-FID Systems'

2016 AWMA Measurements Conference Final Paper (Important Publications)

Carol's final paper title 'The Analysis of Ozone Precursors by AutoGC: The Role of Calibration and Quality Control Strategies in Data Management for Fully Automated Thermal Desorption-GC-FID Systems' prepared for the 2016 Air & Waste Management Assoc's Measurement Methods and Technology Conference

2018 Operator Training AutoGC Troubleshooting (Important Publications)

Presentation at TCEQ 2018 Annual Operator Training.

 

Orsat Publications 

Publications such as a working papers and info sheets created in-house.

Working Paper: Hourly Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Station Monitoring of Non-Methane Hydrocarbons by AutoGC (Important Publications)

A working paper based on a poster presented by Amy Plummer on August 11-12, 2016, at the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC).

Working Paper: Hourly Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Station Monitoring of Non-Methane Hydrocarbons by AutoGC (Important Publications)

A working paper based on Carol Meyer's presentation at the Development of Air Monitoring Techniques Technical Session of the 109th Annual Air & Waste Management Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, June 20-23, 2016.

Working Paper: The Analysis of Ozone Precursors by AutoGC (Important Publications)

A working paper based on Carol Meyer's presentation at the Air Toxics Field Studies Technical Session of the Air & Waste Management's Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Conference in Chapel Hill, NC, March 15-17, 2016.

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