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Report on the delta VPDB13C measurements on volatile organic compounds from groundwater samples using compound specific isotope analysis

Funded under: FP7-ENVIRONMENT

Abstract

The report shows that the Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) methods for carbon were successfully applied to the analysis of Volatile Organic Chlorinated compounds (VO-CI) 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-CI. 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 dVPDB13C of the VO-CI in the 25 groundwater samples from the industrial site of Borsbeek and that of 11 samples from experimental batches. This report also demonstrated the capability of IRMM's equipment and staff to respond external customers demand such as VITO and to provide accurate dVPDB13C (‰) results with reliable uncertainties estimation calculated as budgets using GUMworkbench software. 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 VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) degradation.

Additional information

Authors: WOULÉ EBONGUÉ V, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);GEYPENS B, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);BERGLUND M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23689 EN (2008), 10 pp. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LANA23689 (Catalogue Number: LA-NA-23689-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-11164-8
Record Number: 200910441 / Last updated on: 2009-10-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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