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Main Title Comprehensive Scheme for Multimedia Environmental Assessment of Emerging Energy Technologies.
Author Briden, Frank ; Dorsey, James ; Johnson, Larry ;
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-353;
Stock Number PB82-127317
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Chemical analysis ; Assessments ; Technology ; Chemical analysis ; Organic compounds ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Industrial wastes ; Laboratory equipment ; Reprints ; Spark source mass spectroscopy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-127317 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 22p
The paper discusses new requirements imposed by the emergence of technologies (being developed to meet world energy needs) on existing environmental analytical capabilities. A three-phase, multimedia, environmental assessment scheme has been designed and implemented which characterizes the chemical and biological impact of process streams. Level 1 is a screening phase which emphasizes completeness of detection of elements, classes of organic materials, and acute biological responses. Level 2 seeks to identify specific substances identified in Level 1 as potential environmental problems and confirm the biological response. Level 3 is a quantitative study of the effect of process variables on the emission rate of specific substances indicated in Level 2. To demonstrate the effectiveness of Level 1, the quantitative and semi-quantitative organic results are derived from experimental data. The Level 1 results are then compared with the Level 2 technique of gas-chromatography/mass-spectroscopy. For this data it was seen that Level 1 is very efficient for the detection of pollutants while broad enough to cover a complete source characterization.