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Main Title Isolation and Concentration of Organic Substances from Water - Using Synthetic Resins and Graphitized Carbon Black.
Author Chian, E. S. K. ; Reuter, J. H. ; Giabbai, M. F. ;
CORP Author Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. School of Civil Engineering.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-3000; EPA/600/1-84/025;
Stock Number PB85-125672
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Organic compounds ; Trace elements ; Carbon black ; Ion exchanging ; Distillation ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Cation exchanging ; Separation ; Performance evaluation ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution detection ; XAD 8 resins
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-125672 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 124p
This research program was initiated with the overall objective of developing a practical method for the concentration of trace amounts of organic compounds in water for use in biological testing. The principle behind the isolation-fractionation scheme developed in this program is to separate dissolved organics into fractions by adsorption onto different adsorbants (i.e., XAD-8 resin, AG MP-50 cation exchange resin, and graphitized carbon (black) under varying pH conditions. Twenty-two model organic compounds covering a broad spectrum of chemical classes, functional groups and molecular weights were used to monitor process performance. Lab-scale experiments, were performed in an effort to determine optimum conditions for the final pilot-scale evaluation of the isolation-fractionation scheme. The amounts of each model compound in each fraction were monitored using GC/MS procedures that were developed specifically for this program. Recoveries ranging from 30 to 90% were obtained for fifteen of the twenty-two compounds. The results of the pilot-scale study utilizing five 100-liter test solutions spiked with model compounds at microgram/L concentrations confirmed those of the lab-scale studies.