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Main Title POHC analysis methods for hazardous waste incineration /
Author James, R. H. ; Finkel, J. M. ; Dillon, H. K. ; Miller, H. C. ; Wensky, A. K. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
James, Ruby D.
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL. ;Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number PB87-227286; EPA/600/8-87/037a; SORI-EAS-86-1105; EPA-68-02-2685
Stock Number PB87-227286
OCLC Number 17351998
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Gas analysis ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Sampling ; Performance evaluation ; Gas chromatography ; Spectroscopy ; Principal organic hazardous constituents ; Air pollution detection ; Solid wastes
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ESAD  EPA 600-8-87-037a Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/23/2011
NTIS  PB87-227286 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 305 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The report gives preliminary data on methodology for candidate principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs) that represent a variety of compound types, including alcohols, esters, chlorinated aliphatics and aromatics, carboxylic acids, aliphatic and aromatic amines, nitrated aromatics, nitrosamines, hydrazines, nitriles, organosulfur compounds, and polynuclear aromatics and heterocyclics. This work (and that under Contract 68-02-3696, Task 1) involved the evaluation of generalized GC/FID, GC/MS, and HPLC/UV methods for determining approximately 170 compounds from the approximately 400 compounds in Appendix VIII, Part 261, 40 CFR. However, the survey-analysis portion of waste characterization often targets specific compounds for determination in incinerator effluent that are not amenable to previously developed methods. Therefore, current research involves the development of specific GC/FID, GC/MS, and HPLC/UV methods for the determination of several of these compounds. The EPA has proposed regulations for owners and operators of facilities that treat hazardous wastes by incineration to ensure that these incinerators will be operated in an environmentally responsble manner. The primary criterion upon which the operational specifications are based is the destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of the incinerator (= or > 99.99%).
Includes bibliographical references (p. 26). Cover title. "Aug 87." "PB87-227286." Description based on Vol. 1, Part 1.