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Main Title Organic emissions from automobile interiors /
Author Zweidinger, Ruth A. ; Zweideinger., Ruth A.
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Author Title of a Work
Interagency energy-environment research and development program report
EPA-600/7-77-149. United States.
CORP Author United States. Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-7-77-149; EPA-68-02-1325
Stock Number PB-280 374
OCLC Number 04378999
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Automobiles ; Emissivity
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Emissivity ; Organic compounds ; Automobiles ; Gas analysis ; Vinyl chloride ; Exhaust emissions ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Plastics ; Indoor air pollution ; Procedures ; Monomers
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EJED  EPA 600/7-77-149 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-149 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-77-149 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/01/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-149 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 374 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 80 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an evaluation of six subcompact automobiles for the emission of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and other organics into the passenger compartment. Evaluated were a Ford Pinto, AMC Gremlin, GMC Vega, GMC Chevette, NMC Datsun 710, and VW Rabbit. VCM was quantified using charcoal cartridges interfaced with gas/liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in the single-ion detection mode. VCM levels in the Pinto, Gremlin, Vega, and Chevette were less than the 50 ppb detection limit. With improved instrumental parameters, a 2 ppb detection limit was obtained. Under these conditions, VCM was not detected in the Chevette, but was detected in the Rabbit and the Datsun 710. Samples were taken for qualitative gas/liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric analysis of each automobile, using Tenax G.C. sorbent. This analysis produced a composite list of 147 organic compounds which were identified in the automobiles and not in the ambient air in the vicinity of the test. Another 36 compounds were tentatively identified.
Prepared by Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C., for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, under contract no. 68-02-1325, task 46, program element no. EHE624A. "EPA 600-7-77-149." "December 1977." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.