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Main Title Indoor Air Sampling and Mutagenicity Studies of Emissions from Unvented Coal Combustion (Journal Version).
Author Mumford, J. L. ; Harris, D. B. ; Williams, K. ; Chuang, J. C. ; Cooke, M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/443;
Stock Number PB89-120125
Additional Subjects Mutagens ; Coal ; Heating fuels ; Exhaust gases ; Particles ; Sampling ; Foreign technology ; Indoor air pollution ; Xuan Wei County(China) ; Volatile organic compounds(VOC)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-120125 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/14/1989
Collation 6p
The article discusses preparations for indoor air sampling and mutagenicity studies of emissions from unvented coal combustion in homes in rural Xuan Wei County in southern China. A medium-volume sampler was developed to collect particles less than 10-micrometers and semivolatile organics, using a filter and XAD-2 resin, respectively. A high-volume particulate sampler was used for comparison. Coal was burned under conditions that simulated open-pit combustion that occurs in Xuan Wei. High- and medium-volume sampling yielded similar, high particulate concentrations of 38-39 mg/cu m. Of the total extractable organic mass, 15% was collected in the XAD-2 resin; the remaining 85% was retained in the filter. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in the XAD consisted of four or fewer rings. The XAD sample showed low mutagenic activity, with most of the mutagenic activity found in the filter. Coal combustion emitted both direct- and indirect-acting mutagens, most of which were frameshift mutagens. (Copyright (c) 1987 American Chemical Society.)