ULTRA Passive Samplers, for VOCs, Tenax TA

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Part Number: 690-104

ULTRA Passive Samplers, for VOCs, Tenax TA Overview

ULTRA Passive Sampler, for VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and semi-VOCs, Tenax TA, 265 mg in each compartment; designed to sample low ppb to ppt levels of VOCs, pk/5
Limited shelf-life: 30 days at < 39.2 F (4 C)

The ULTRA® Passive Sampler offers a choice of four sorbents for environmental air sampling. The ULTRA samples by diffusion and provides low ppb to ppt detection of compounds, including semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs). Use the ULTRA as an alternative to stainless steel canisters for green building certification, fenceline monitoring, product emissions, vapor intrusion, and near roadway, traffic, public health/asthma, and school zone studies.

 

Applications

  • Public health/asthma studies
  • Near roadway air quality studies
  • Volatiles from soil gas, biological sources, and water
  • Traffic studies
  • Fenceline monitoring
  • Monitoring pollution migration from industrial processes
  • Odor profiling in fragrance, food, and flavor industries
  • Product emissions
  • Emergency response to oil spills and leaks
  • Green Building certification
  • Vapor intrusion
  • School zone studies


 

  • Passive Sampler Use : Low Level VOCs
  • Passive Sampler Use : SVOCs
  • Passive Sampler Sorbent : Tenax

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SKC introduces ULTRA Passive Samplers — the creative evolution of indoor and ambient air sampling. The patented* ULTRA samples by diffusion and provides low ppb to ppt detection of compounds, including semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs). ULTRA Passive Samplers are an economical alternative to stainless steel canisters for EPA TO-15 sampling and show excellent sampling correlation in side-by-side studies with canisters. Operation is as easy as sliding the cover open to start sampling and closing it to stop sampling. ULTRA Passive Samplers are also a convenient alternative to and have a higher uptake rate than thermal desorption tubes

* U.S. Patent No. 6,607,581

Side-by-side performance studies show excellent sampling correlations between ULTRA samplers and stainless steel canisters. Compare and see that ULTRA passive samplers are the economical, convenient alternative to stainless steel canisters.

  ULTRA Passive Samplers Canisters
Methods EPA TO-15, TO-17, IP-1B EPA TO-14, TO-15, IP-1B
Economy
  • Lower price, no cleaning, low shipping cost
  • Built-in blank correction
Higher price, requires cleaning, high shipping cost
Convenience Deploy in seconds Take several minutes to set up, require training
Handling Small, lightweight — transport and locate anywhere Larger size and weigth limit location and transport options
Sample Time 4 hours to 30 days, depending on sorbent 24 hours maximum
Excellent sampling correlation in side-by-side studies with canisters

 

Comparison of ULTRA Passive Sampler and Canisters
Side-by-side studies were performed using ULTRA Passive Samplers with Anasorb GCB1 sorbent and stainless steel canisters. Concentration results are reported below.

Compound
ULTRA (µg/m3)
Canister
(µg/m3)
Benzene
4.2
4.5
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.6
6.67
6.8
1.58
1.5
Compound
ULTRA (µg/m3)
Canister
(µg/m3)
Perchloroethylene
1.1
1.6
2.3
2.2
32.9
30.0
1.37
2.0
2.85
2.6
Compound
ULTRA (µg/m3)
Canister
(µg/m3)
m,p-Xylene
21.2
19.2
5.52
5.6
34.1
36.7
3.7
2.51
5.7
5.1
Compound
ULTRA (µg/m3)
Canister
(µg/m3)
o-Xylene
7.55
7.9
1.16
0.93
1.96
1.9
8.3
6.2
13.3
11.0
Compound
ULTRA (µg/m3)
Canister
(µg/m3)
Toluene
30.0
26.0
20.3
19.0
44.0
46.0
10.8
8.8
6.1
3.8

 


Sampling Rates and MRLs* for ULTRA with Charcoal (Solvent Desorption)

 
Compound
Sampling Rate
(ml/min)

Sampling Period/
Upper Limit
(days)

 
Maximum
Recommended
Concentration
(ppb)
 
Indoor• MRL*
(µg/m 3 )
Outdoor MRL*
(µg/m 3 )
Indoor
Outdoor
1 Day
7 Day
1 Day
7 Day
Benzene
10.70
16.0
30
113
3.98
0.43
1.24
0.29
Ethyl benzene
9.02
12.9
30
85
1.10
0.26
0.77
0.18
Toluene
8.90
14.5
30
500
1.12
0.26
0.69
0.16
Methyl tert-butyl ether
9.84
13.6
30
60
2.0
0.456
1.45
0.34
o-Xylene
8.11
11.9
30
80
1.22
0.29
0.83
0.195
* MRL — minimum reporting level: These can vary with each laboratory; check with the laboratory.
Indoor — low velocity conditions (< 5 cm/sec)
Outdoor — 5 to 200 cm/sec, low air velocities, typically found in indoor air, result in lower uptake rates in passive samplers

 

 

Compare ULTRA Samplers to Passive TD Tubes

Sampler ULTRA Passive Sampler Passive TD Tubes
Sampling Rate for Benzene 16.0 ml/min 0.67 ml/min
Sampling Time 8 to 24 hours 14 days
Desorption Transfer to thermal desorption tube Direct insertion into thermal desorber
Recommended Applications Environmental monitoring, vapor intrusion Compliance fenceline monitoring of petroleum refineries according to EPA 325