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Main Title Guidelines for mercury measurements from stationary sources : quality assurance handbook, section 3.19 volume 3 {microfiche} /
Author Wilshire, Frank ; Grohse, P. ; DeWees, B.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Source Methods Research Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/234; EPA-68-D1-0009
Stock Number PB93-131209
Additional Subjects Vapors ; Measurement ; Mercury(Metal) ; Tests ; Gases ; Aeration ; Spectrophotometry ; Incinerators ; Potassium permanganate ; Sampling ; Ammonia ; Hydrogen chloride ; Agent ; Recovery ; Stationary sources ; Particulates
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NTIS  PB93-131209 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 143 p. : 28 cm.
The report includes Method 101A (M101A) which is similar to Method 101 for the determination of mercury (Hg) from stationary sources. In M101A, however, acidic potassium permanganate solution is used for sample collection instead of acidic iodine monochloride solution. The method applies to the determination of particulate and gaseous mercury emissions from sewage sludge incinerators and other sources (as specified in the regulations). Particulate and gaseous Hg emissions are withdrawn isokinetically from the source and collected in acidic potassium permanganate solution. The collected Hg (in mercuric form) is reduced to elemental Hg, which is then aerated from the solution into an optical cell and measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. After initial dilution, the range of the method is 20 to 800 ng Hg/ml. The upper limit can be extended by further dilution of the sample. The sensitivity of the method depends on the recorder/spectrophotometer combination selected.
"December 1992." Contract/grant no. 68-D1-0009 (QA VII). "To be included as Section 3.19 of the Quality Assurance Handbook, Volume III." Microfiche