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Main Title Potential Atmospheric Carcinogens, Phase 2/3: Analytical Technique and Field Evaluation.
Author West, D. S. ; Hodgson, F. N. ; Brooks, J. ; DeAngelis, D. G. ; Desai, A. G. ;
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, OH. Dayton Lab.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number MRC-DA-1078; EPA-68-02-2773; EPA-600/2-81-106;
Stock Number PB82-102476
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Sampling ; Air pollution ; Carcinogens ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Field tests ; Mutagens ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sorbents ; Comparison ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Flame ionization detectors
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-102476 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 267p
A sampling system was developed for collecting 20 significant probable or possible atmospheric carcinogens from ambient air. The sampling system is based on a combination of solid sorbent materials consisting of Tenax-GC, Porapak R, and Ambersorb XE-340 arranged in series. Air samples are drawn through this system using a Nutech Model 221-1A pump. The system was evaluated in sampling trips to Los Angeles, Niagara Falls, and Houston. The results for the analyses for the 20 selected compounds as well as additional broad-scan data are presented. Analyses of the samples were accomplished using thermal desorption of the sorbent materials followed by capillary column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). A sample collected in Houston was also analyzed using a multi-detector capillary column GC system having a conventional flame ionization detector, a N-P flame ionization detector, a photoionization detector and an electron capture detector. A comparison of the GC/MS and multidetector GC results was made.