Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Computer Survey of GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) Data Acquired in EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) Priority Pollutant Screening Analysis: System and Results.
Author Shackelford, W. M. ; Cline, D. M. ; Burchfield, F. O. ; Faas, L. ; Kurth, G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Computer Science Corp., Falls Church, VA.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/4-83-029;
Stock Number PB83-220111
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Water analysis ; Reviews ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Programming manuals ; Best technology ; Computer applications
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-220111 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 186p
The screening analysis phase of the best available treatment (BAT) review of wastewater treatment techniques by EPA was initiated to assess 21 industrial categories for the 129 'priority pollutants.' Implicit in the purpose of the screening analysis for these pollutants was the notion that the raw GC/MS data would be saved for later evaluation for compounds not on the priority pollutant list. To this end, a system of computer programs was built that automatically extracts the pure spectra of components in a GC/MS run, matches these spectra against a reference library, and deals appropriately with matched and unmatched spectra.