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Main Title Problem Principal Organic Hazardous Constituents (POHC) Reference Directory. Documentation.
Author Baughman, K. W. ; James, R. H. ; Spafford, R. B. ; Duffey, C. H. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher Jan 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-02-4442; EPA/600/3-90/094 ; EPA/DF/DK-91/086A
Stock Number PB91-201061
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Physicochemical properties ; Air pollution sampling ; Directories ; Incineration ; Permits ; Regional analysis ; Combustion efficiency ; Gas analysis ; Ranking ; Air pollution detection ; Organic compounds ; Data(Tables) ; Principal organic hazardous constituents
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NTIS  PB91-201061 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The hazardous waste incineration program is highly dependent on the regional permit writers and their knowledge of analytical methods for determining principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs). Every trial burn plan must be approved by the regional permit writer. Because of the myriad of compounds that are proposed as test chemicals and because of the everchanging status of analytical methodology for trace organic analysis, a tremendous burden is placed on the permit writer to stay abreast of the developments in the field. Currently there is no means to keep permit writers informed of advances in measurement technology. Measurement methods for many of the Appendix VIII compounds have only been developed in the last few years. Many compounds, designated 'problem POHCs' are difficult to determine or cannot be determined at all with current technology. The purpose of the report was to assemble data on the Appendix VIII compounds relative to their analytical method status, physical properties and combustion properties. The objective is to provide regional hazardous waste permit writers with immediate access to these data to assist them in their review of trial burn sampling and analysis plans.