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The Vapor-Intrusion Pathway: Petroleum Hydrocarbon Issues .pdf LUSTLine #66 December 2010 A Brief Regulatory Update on the Vapor-Intrusion Pathway and the Differences between PHCs and CHCs
How to Collect Reliable Soil-Gas Data for Risk-Based Applications - Specifically Vapor Intrusion .pdf LUSTLine #53 September 2006 Part 4: Updates on Soil Gas Collection and Analytical Procedures
How to Collect Reliable Soil-Gas Data for Risk-Based Applications - Specifically Vapor Intrusion .pdf LUSTLine #48 November 2004 Part 3: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
How to Collect Reliable Soil-Gas Data for Upward Risk Assessments .pdf LUSTLine #44 August 2003 Part 2: Surface Flux-Chamber Method
How to Collect Reliable Soil Vapor Data for Risk Based Applications .pdf LUSTLine #42 October 2002 Part 1: Active Soil-Gas Method
Reevaluating the Upward Vapor Migration Risk Pathway .pdf LUSTLine #41 June 2002 An Updated Article on Upward Vapor Migration & a recommended sampling protocol.
Determining Risk Based Remediation Requirements Using Rapid Flux Chamber Technology .pdf January 2002 by Blayne Hartman, William Frez, James Tolbert & Travis Kline
Some Enlightenment on Density .pdf LUSTLine #32 June 1999 A Review of the physical property: Density, including Vapor Density and Vapor Clouds.
Which Compound Requires More Attorneys: MTBE or Benzene .pdf LUSTLine #31 March 1999 A Review of the physical property: Solubility, including a discussion on bio-attenuation of MTBE.
The Great Escape (from the UST) .pdf LUSTLine #30 September 1998 A Review of the physical property: Vapor Pressure, including a discussion on the potential contamination of groundwater from leaking UST vapors.
A Layman's Guide to the New EPA Methods for VOC Analysis .pdf LUSTLine #30 September 1998 A Review of EPA Method 5035.
Oh Henry (A Review of Henry's Law) .pdf LUSTLine #29 June 1998  
To Methanol Preserve or Not to Methanol Preserve .pdf LUSTLine #28 February 1998  
The Downward Migration of Vapors .pdf LUSTLine #28 February 1998 A Discussion of the potential risk to groundwater due to the downward migration of vapors, with a summary table.
Upward Migration of Vapors .pdf LUSTLine #27 November 1997 A Summary of the risk due to upward vapor migration, including a recommended sampling protocol.
MTBE: Beware of the False Positive .pdf LUSTLine #26 July 1997  
A Comparison of EPA 8260B and TO-14A/15 for the analysis of VOCs in Soil Gas: Application to Upward Vapor Intrusion Studies .pdf Paper #41   by James Picker, Ph. D.
Chemical Analysis Takes to the Road .html Agilent.com July 2000 by James Picker, Ph. D.
Wireless LIMs with a Twist .doc   Not yet Published by James Picker, Ph. D.