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Main Title Ambient Acrylonitrile Levels Near Major Acrylonitrile Production and Use Facilities.
Author Howie, Steven J. ; Koesters, Eugene W. ;
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number 3550-3; EPA-68-02-3496; EPA-600/4-83-016;
Stock Number PB83-196154
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Acrylonitriles ; Manufacturing ; Chemical industry ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Chemical analysis ; Sampling ; Sites ; Tables(Data) ; Gas chromatography ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution sampling ; Air quality data
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-196154 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 154p
In this study, ambient acrylonitrile (AN) levels were measured in the vicinity of two major AN user facilities and two major AN production facilities. Approximately 100 duplicate air samples were collected on charcoal sorption tubes at different locations at or beyond the fenceline of each plant and analyzed by gas chromatography. The data obtained showed a definite presence of AN downwind of each plant. The levels found, which varied from a high of 130 part per billion (ppb) to trace amounts (below 2.5 ppb) varied considerably depending on the date, the sample location, and the plant tested. The data shows higher levels of AN near use facilities than near production facilities, but factors such as distance from potential AN sources to sampling points may have influenced the results.