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Main Title The determination of volatile organic compounds at the [micro]g/1 level in water by gas chromatography /
Author Bellar, Thomas A. ; Lichtenberg, James J.
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Author Title of a Work
Lichtenberg, James J.,
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-670/4-74-009; EPA-ROAP-09ABZ-13
Stock Number PB-237 973
OCLC Number 01204310
Subjects Gas chromatography. ; Water--Analysis. ; Organic water pollutants.
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Hydrocarbons ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Gas chromatography ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Experimental design ; Fabrication ; Aliphatic hydrocarbons ; Sensitivity ; Organic solvents ; Adsorbents ; Polymers ; Water pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJDD  EPA-670/4-74-009 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 09/12/1998
ELBD  EPA 670-4-74-009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/21/2011
NTIS  PB-237 973 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 28 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
A quantitative analytical method for the concentration, isolation, and determination of volatile hydrocarbon and chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents in water is presented. An inert gas is bubbled through the sample to transfer volatile compounds from the aqueous phase to the gaseous phase. These compounds are then concentrated on a porous polymer trap under non-cryogenic conditions and determined by gas chromatography using a flame ionization or microcoulometric detector. Details of the design, fabrication, and use of the apparatus are described. The method is applicable to organic compounds that are less than 2% soluble in water and that boil below 150C. Application of the method to the determination of a variety of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons has been demonstrated on several types of water including sewage treatment plant effluents.
Prepared for National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under program element 1BA027. Bibliography: p. 22-23.