Title: Report on the delta-VPBD-13C Measurements on Volatile Organic Compounds from Groundwater Samples using Compound Specific Isotope Analysis
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC49545
ISBN: 978-92-79-11164-8
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23689 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC49545
DOI: 10.2787/17830
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The report shows that the Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) methods for carbon were successfully applied to the analysis of Volatile Organic Chlorinate compounds (VO-Cl) from groundwater samples selected in an industrial site is seated in Borsbeek (Belgium). Former soil and groundwater investigations in this site indicated the presence of underground contamination by VO-Cl. This contamination was likely linked to the activities of two former dry cleaning facilities. This report describes the material, the techniques and the methods used for measuring the delta-VPBD-13C of the VO-Cl in the 25 groundwater samples from the industrial site of Borskbeek and that of 11 samples from experimental batches. This report also demonstrated the capability of IRMM's equipment and staff to respond external customers demands such as VITO and to provide accurate delta-VPBD-13C (%o) results with reliable uncertainties estimation calculated as budgets using GUIMworkbench networks. This work also provides evidence for the potential application of CSIA to two inter-dependent issues in field studies which are sources fingerprinting/apportionment and monitoring in situ VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) degradation.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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