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Main Title Development of Analytical Test Procedures for Organic Pollutants in Wastewater - Application to Pesticides.
Author Miller, Hope ; Cramer, Paul ; Drinkwine, Arbor ; Shan, Alice ; Trischan, Glenn ;
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number 4586-A1; EPA-68-03-2711; EPA-600/4-81-017;
Stock Number PB82-132507
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Organic compounds ; Water analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Nitrogen organic compounds ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Water pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Triazines ; Carbamates ; Ureas ; Solvent extraction ; Evaporation ; Gas chromatography ; Revisions ; Water pollution detection ; High pressure liquid chromatography
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NTIS  PB82-132507 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory at Cincinnati has been engaged in the development of test procedures for a multitude of organics in water. Midwest Research Institute was contracted to perform in a development program directed toward a group of 58 pesticides. The objective was to develop procedures that were as similar to each other as possible and were sensitive to 1 micrograms/liter. By using a standard method, at least as a starting point, and making adjustment as necessary, the number of unique procedures was kept to a minimum. The experimental approach was to test each pesticide against the standard method, e.g., methylene chloride extraction--Kuderna-Danish evaporation--Florisil cleanup--gas chromatographic determination. Problem areas such as poor recovery, inadequate cleanup, etc., were identified and modifications to circumvent these problems were devised. One major deviation was the use of HPLC for several classes of pesticides. The general classes or individual pesticides studies (and the number of compounds in the classes) were: organochlorine (6); organonitrogen (7); organophosphorus (19); triazines (9); carbamates and ureas (7); carbendazin and benomyl; cyanazine; carbofuran; 4,4'-methylene-bis(2-chloroaniline); dinoseb; tokuthion; piperalin; piperonyl butoxide; and aldicarb.