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Monitoring Methods used by OSHA
Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method:
Two Midget Impingers in series, each containing 10 mL derivatizing reagent
maximum volume: 50 Liters
maximum flow rate: 0.5 L/min
current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/ECD
note: Derivatizing reagent: 16 grams of 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol and 4.4 grams of Sodium Methoxide dissolved in 1 Liter of Methanol. OSHA personnel may obtain sampling solution from the Salt Lake Technical Center.
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