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Main Title Effects of residual organic matter on elemental analyses by spark source mass spectrography (SSMS) {microform} /
Author McGregor, Kenneth T.; Myatt, B. M.; Clark, R. F.; Bause, D. E.; Rutkowski, C.
CORP Author GCA Corp., Bedford, MA. GCA Technology Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Engineering Research Laboratory,
Place Published Research Triangle Park, NC :
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/125; GCA-TR-81-94-G; EPA-68-02-3129
Stock Number PB86-119575
OCLC Number 48887456
Subjects Chemical analysis; Organic compounds; Mass spectrometry; Sampling; Sources; Standards; Air pollution; Experimental design; Industrial wastes; Combustion products; Spark source mass spectroscopy; Stationary sources; Air pollution detection; Standard reference materials
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
ERBD PB87-119575 NERL/ESD-LV Library/Las Vegas,NV 02/01/2002
NTIS PB86-119575 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 225 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract The report gives results of research to define the effect of organics in SSMS and to evaluate several sample preparation methods for their removal. Samples of known organic content were fabricated by diluting NBS SRM 1633 fly ash (spiked with several trace elements) with a mixture of organic compounds. Samples containing 0, 10, 50, and 90 percent organic material were developed. These fabricated samples and NBS SRM 1632 coal were analyzed by three laboratories using SSMA without prior pretreatment (neat) and after processing by several preparation procedures. The effects of organic material on neat SSMS analysis were assessed for the various concentration levels. Samples containing < or = 50 percent organic material could be successfully analyzed by SSMA without pretreatment. Difficulties were encountered with 90 percent organics. Four preparation procedures (Parr oxygen bomb, HF bomb, low temperature ashing, and mineral acid extraction) were evaluated for removal of organic interference and maintenance of sample integrity for SSMS, AAS (primarily Hg), and ICP analyses. Conclusions were drawn regarding their suitability for use in the Level 1 and/or 2 analysis schemes and the benefits of further research.
Notes "GCA/Technology Division." "October 1985." "Contract no. 68-02-3129." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Author Added Ent
Myatt, Barbara M.;
Clark, R. F.;
Bause, Daniel E.;
Rutkowski, C.
Corporate Au Added Ent Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
PUB Date Free Form 1985.
NTIS Prices PC A10/MF A01
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20020129124035
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01292nam 2200313Ka 45020