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Air Sampling Acronyms


ACE - Alternating Chemical/Electron Ionization
AEERL - Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory
AES - Auger Electron Spectrometry
ACQR - Air Quality Control Region
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials


BTEX - Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene


CAA - Clean Air Act
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CGC/MS - Capillary Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
CLP - Contract Laboratory Program
CCOC - Complete Chain of Custody
COC - Chain of Custody
CRD-LV - Characterization Research Division
CSCT - Consortium for Site Characterization Technology
CVOC - Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds


DC - Direct Current
DCE - Dichlorethylene


ECD - Electron Capture Detector
EI - Electron Ionization
EI/CI - Electron Ionization/Chemical Ionization
ELCD - Electrolytic Conductivity Detector
EM - Emission Mass Spectrometer
EnTICE - Environmental Technology Innovation Commercialization and Enhancement
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
ETI - Environmental Technology Initiative


FID - Flame Ionization Detector
FNF - Filtered Noise Field
FSP - Field Sampling Plan


GC - Gas Chromatography
GC/FID - Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detector
GC/MS - Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
GEL - General Engineering Laboratories


HASP - Health and Safety Plan
He - Helium
HPLC - High Performance Liquid Chromatography


ICR - Ion-Cyclotron Resonance
ITER - Innovative Technology Evaluation Report


JP-4 - Jet Fuel


LRL - Lower Recovery Limit


MDL - Method Detection Limit
MFC - Mass Flow Controller
MIM - Multiple Ion Monitor
MIMS - Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometry
MS - Mass Spectrometry
MSD - Mass Selective Detector
MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet


NCIBRD - National Center for Integrated Bioremediation Research and Development
NEC - National Electric Code
NERL - National Exposure Research Laboratory
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration


P&T - Purge and Trap
PAH - Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon
PCE - Tetrachloroethene
PFTBA - Perflourotributylamine
PID - Photoionization Detector
PM - Particulate Matter
ppbv - Parts Per Billion by Volume (??)
PPM - Parts Per Million
PPBW - Parts Per Billion by Weight
PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
PPMW - Parts Per Million by Weight
PA/SI - Preliminary Assessment/Site Inspection
PAA - Priority Abatement Areas
PADRE - Particulate Data Reduction
PAH - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon
PAID - Plutonium Air Inhalation Dose
PAL - Point, Area, and Line Source Air Quality Model
PAPR - Powered Air Purifying Respirator
PARS - Precision and Accuracy Reporting System
PASS - Procurement Automated Source System
PBB - Polybrominated biphenyl
PC - Potential Carcinogen
PC - Pulverized Coal
PCB - Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PCDD - Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxin
PCDF - Polychlorinated Dibenzofuran
PCE - Perchloroethylene
PCM - Phase Contrast Microscopy
PCP - Pentachlorophenyl
PCS - Permit Compliance System
PDFID - Preconcentration Direct Flame Ionization Detection
PDM - Probabilistic Dilution Model
PDMS - Pesticide Document Management System
PDN - Pre-Discharge Notification
PDR - Particulate Data Reduction
PEARL - Portable Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory
PEL - Permissible Exposure Limit
PEM - Partial Equilibrium Multimarket Model
PEPE - Prolonged Elevated Pollution Episode
PESTAN - Pesticides Analytical Transport Solution
PFA - Perfluoroalkoxy
PHA - Process Hazard Analysis
PHC - Principal Hazardous Constituent
PIC - Pressurized Ion Chamber
PIC - Products of Incomplete Combustion
PIMS - Pesticide Incident Monitoring System
PLIRRA - Pollution Liability Insurance and Risk Retention Act
PLM - Polarized Light Microscopy
PM - Particulate Matter
PMR - Pollutant Mass Rate
PNA - Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
POC - Point of Compliance
POE - Point of Exposure
POLRE - Pollution Report
POM - Polycyclic Organic Matter
PPM - Parts per Million
PPT - Parts per Trillion
PPTH - Parts per Thousand
PPU - Pollution Prevention Office
PRTYPOLS - Priority Pollutants
PSAM - Point Source Ambient Monitoring
PSES - Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources
PSI - Pounds per Square Inch (Pressure)
PSI - Pressure per Square Inch
PSI - Process Safety Information
PSIG - Pressure per Square Inch Gauge
PSM - Point Source Modeling
PSM - Process Safety Management
PSNS - Pretreatment Standards for New Sources
PSTN - Pesticide Safety Team Network
PTAT - Pesticides, Toxics and Air Team
PTFE - Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride


QA - Quality Assurance
QAPP - Quality Assurance Project Plan
QC - Quality Control


Ra - Roughness Average
RTICC - Reconstructed Total Ion Current Chromatograms


SHSO - Site Health and Safety Officer
SIM - Selected Ion Monitoring
SRI-CI - Selective Reagent Ion Chemical Ionization
SW-846 Method 8260 - Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry for Volatile Organics: Capillary Column Technique


TA - Traverse Analytical
TCA - Trichloroethane
TCDD - Tetrachlorodibenzofuran
TCE - Trichloroethene
TCL - Target Compound List
TFE - Tetrafluoroethylene
TO-14 EPA’s Methodology - Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Ambient Air Using Summa Passivated Canister Sampling and GC/MS Analysis
TOC - Total Organic Carbon
TPC - Trap Pressure Control


UATMP - Urban Air Toxic Monitoring Program


VOA - Volatile Organic Analysis
VOC - Volatile Organic Compound
VTAT - Variable Temperature Adsorption Trap