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Main Title Analytical method : the analysis of by-product chlorinated biphenyls in commercial products and product wastes, revision 2 /
Author Erickson, Mitchell D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Breen, Joseph J.
Heggem, Daniel T.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/560/5-85/010; SR-1; EPA-68-02-3938; MRI-8201-A)6)
Stock Number PB86-109089
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Chemical industry--Waste disposal--Research--United States ; Gas chromatography ; Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects ; Commercial products--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Byproducts ; Industrial wastes ; Environmental surveys ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Performance evaluation ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Isotopic labeling ; Sources ; Design criteria ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical industry ; Quality control ; Quality assurance ; Reagents ; Sampling ; Safety ; Calibration ; Laboratory equipment ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Consumer products ; Chlorinated biphenyls ; Solid wastes ; Liquid wastes ; Electron impact spectra ; Arocols
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-109089 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Edition Revision 2.
Collation ix, 52 pages
This is a gas chromatographic/electron impact mass spectrometric (GC/EIMS) method applicable to the determination of chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in commercial products and product wastes. The PCBs present may originate either as synthetic by-products or as contaminants derived from commercial PCB products (e.g., Aroclors). The PCBs may be present as single isomers or complex mixtures and may include all 209 congeners from monochlorobiphenyl through decachloro biphenyl. A variety of general and specific sample preparation options are presented in this method. This method takes a different approach from those which re ly on Aroclor mixtures for calibration and quantitation. In this method PCBs are detected and quantitated by homolog group. The results can be summed to give a total PCB value comparable to results generated by other methods or they may be presented as 10 individual homolog values. This homolog distribution can provide additional quantitative information on the composition and source of the PCBs. The method performance is assessed for each sample. A set of four (sup 13)C labeled PCBs is employed as recovery surrogates. If the surrogates are recovered and other QC parameters are within acceptable limits, then the data may be considered valid.
"May 1985." "EPA-560/5-85-010." "Work asignment no. 6. Special Report no.1. EPA Contract no. 68-02-3938. MRI Project no. 8201-A(6)." Microfiche.