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Main Title The determination of volatile organic compounds at the [mu]g/1 level in water by gas chromatography /
Author Bellar, Thomas A.
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Lichtenberg, James J.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 670/4-74-009; EPA-ROAP-09ABZ-13
Stock Number PB-237 973
OCLC Number 35443942
Subjects Water--Pollution. ; Water chemistry. ; Organic compounds. ; Gas chromatography.
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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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-4-74-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/26/2010
EJBD  EPA 670-4-74-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2016
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.