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Main Title Monitoring of ambient levels of EDC near production and user facilities /
Author Elfers, Lawrence A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hochheiser, Seymour.
CORP Author Pedco Environmental, inc.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/4-79-029; 68-02-2722; EPA-68-02-2722; PB298303
Stock Number PB-298 303
OCLC Number 32190424
Subjects Ethylene dichloride--Measurement ; Ethylene dichloride industry ; Environmental monitoring ; Health risk assessment
Additional Subjects Chemical industry ; Air pollution ; Monitoring ; Concentration(Composition) ; Manufacturing ; Sites ; Public health ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Field tests ; Laboratory equipment ; Industrial wastes ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Charcoal ; Ethylene/dichloro ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Toxic substances
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/4-79-029 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/09/2014
EJBD  EPA 600/4-79-029 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/09/2014
EJED  EPA-600/4-79-029 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/31/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-4-79-029 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-298 303 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 132 p. : ill., maps, charts, plans ; 28 cm.
A study was conducted near ethylene dichloride (EDC) production and user facilities to determine ambient EDC levels. The results will be used in health risk assessment studies now in progress. Three geographical study areas were selected, and a 10-day monitoring program was conducted at each. Integrated sampling was conducted over a 24-hour period at 12 locations within each study area. Meteorological measurements, consisting of wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall were also made. The EDC in the ambient air was collected on charcoal sorption tubes, eluted with an organic solvent, and quantitated by gas chromatographic separation and mass spectrographic detection techniques. Ambient levels of EDC at some locations were found to be in excess of 500 micrograms/cubic meter (125 ppb). These high levels occurred during atmospheric conditions of calm or low wind speeds. The field monitoring activities, laboratory analyses, quality assurance program, and EDC levels obtained are presented in this report.
"EPA-600/4-79-029"--Cover. "April 1979"--Cover. "March 1979"--T.p. "This report was submitted in fulfillment of assignment no. 8 of contract no. 68-02-2722 by PEDCo Environmental, Inc., under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." "Contract no. 68-02-2722"--T.p. "Project Officer Seymour Hochheiser"--T.p. "Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"--T.p. Includes bibliographical references.