Orsat’s Carol Meyer will be presenting "PAMS Planning, Measurements, and Data Validation" at the Pre-Conference Training at 9:45 AM on Monday, August 22 in room 303-304.
Orsat has customized the installation of hardware and software to produce lab quality results in a robust field application for the continuous and unattended measurement of VOCs in ambient air via PAMS AutoGC systems. Over the past three decades, Orsat has deployed over 55 sites nationwide and currently maintains over 40 sites in the State of Texas for both public and private industry. In particular, Orsat has worked closely with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to monitor ambient air quality in the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale Formations. Today, Orsat’s services encompass all aspects of PAMS site operation from deployment to operator training and application assistance in topics ranging from Microsoft Windows to gas chromatographic theory. The Orsat AutoGC end user is provided with certification data detailing the individual system performance at the time of start-up including background, detection limits, precision and linearity. Once configured, data recoveries are routinely 90–95%.
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About the Author
Carol Meyer has been actively involved with PAMS monitoring since the initial 1993 Coastal Ozone Assessment for Southeastern Texas (COAST) study. Orsat, LLC has provided ambient monitoring services to both state and industry, and currently operates 25 PAMS AutoGC monitoring sites in Texas for the TCEQ, UT CEER and AECOM. Using both the PerkinElmer Ozone Precursor system and the Agilent GC System with a Markes Unity 2 thermal desorber, Orsat has developed a fully automated application for the continuous monitoring of 56 NMHCs hourly.
About the National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference (NAAMC)
The 2020 National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference, sponsored by EPA in conjunction with the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) is a must for federal, state, local and tribal air pollution organizations involved with operating, planning, or managing air monitoring networks and reporting data to AQS, and/or AIRNOW. Essential training on air monitoring topics will help prepare you for future challenges of air monitoring.