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Main Title Evaluation of Analytical Methods for the Determination of POHC (Principal Organic Hazardous Constituents) in Combustion Products.
Author James, R. H. ; Adams, R. E. ; Finkel, J. M. ; Miller, H. C. ; Johnson, L. D. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-02-3696; EPA/600/D-84/227;
Stock Number PB84-246289
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Organic compounds ; Incinerators ; Solid waste disposal ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Hazardous materials ; Air pollution ; Licenses ; Chemical analysis ; Regulations ; Performance evaluation ; Air pollution detection ; High performance liquid chromatography ; Resource conservation and recovery act
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-246289 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 30p
The paper gives results of an evaluation of gas-chromatography/mass-spectrometry (GC/MS) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) methods for determining about 150 compounds from a list of potential principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs), as defined in 40 C.F.R. Part 261, Appendix VIII. The methods evaluated are presented, analytical results are given, and the application of the evaluated methods to the determination of POHCs in incinerator effluents is discussed. These methods do not represent EPA's official method. (NOTE: As part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the EPA has proposed regulations for owners and operators who treat hazardous waste by incineration. To ensure that these incinerators operate in an environmentally responsible manner, the regulations include a requirement that, for selected POHCs, a destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of equal to or greater than 99.99% must be achieved (40 C.F.R. Part 264, Section 264.343). The evaluation of this paper is part of the supporting documentation for permit writers and for the incinerator-facility owners and operators.