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Detection and Site Characterization
Halogenated Alkanes
1,2-Dichloropropane 1,2-Dichloropropane (1,2-DCP) is a volatile halogenated organic and as such is subject to most of the standard characterization and analytical techniques used on this class of chemicals. Methods such as vertical profiling, membrane interface probe, and standard GC/MS are discussed in the main section for DNAPLs detection and site characterization. Diffusion Samplers While diffusion samplers have been used mostly for sampling chlorinated ethenes and BTEX, they also have worked for sampling 1,2-DCP (ITRC 2004 ). Laboratory Methods Analysis of 1,2-DCP can be performed using standard analyses, such as SW-846 methods 8021b , 8260b , and 8260c . In California, the public health goal for 1,2-DCP is 0.5 µg/L. Special handling will be required to reach this detection limit with the above methods. Field Screening Methods
Overview Policy and Guidance Chemistry and Behavior Environmental Occurrence Toxicology Detection and Site Characterization Halogenated alkanes Bromoform Bromochloromethane Dibromochloromethane Bromodichloromethane Methylene Chloride Chloroform Carbon Tetrachloride Trichlorofluoromethane Ethylene Dibromide 1,1-Dichloroethane 1,2-Dichloroethane 1,1,1-Trichloroethane 1,1,2-Trichloroethane 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane 1,2-Dichloropropane Halogenated alkenes Halogenated monaromatics Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

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No screening methods were found specific to 1,2-DCP. If screening using a photoionization detector, the photoionization potential for 1,2-DCP is 10.87 eV, so an 11.7 eV lamp is required (EPA 1994).

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Note that California's public health goal of 0.5 µg/L for 1,2-DCP might not be obtainable with field screening instrumentation. References Standard Operating Procedure # 2114: Photoionization Detector HNU U.S. EPA, Emergency Response Team, 16 pp, 1994
This document contains an extensive list of chemicals with their photoionization potentials.

Technical and Regulatory Guidance for Using Polyethylene Diffusion Bag Samplers to Monitor Volatile Organic Compounds in Groundwater Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC), DSP-3, 78 pp, 2004 Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods U.S. EPA, SW-846 on line.

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