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Main Title Component Loss during Evaporation-Reconstitution of Organic Environmental Samples for Gas Chromatographic Analysis.
Author Bowers, W. D. ; Parsons, M. L. ; Clement, R. E. ; Karasek, F. W. ;
CORP Author Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-807028; EPA-600/J-81-474;
Stock Number PB82-127333
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Evaporation ; Chemical analysis ; Air pollution ; Sampling ; Standards ; Solid waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Organic compounds ; Fly ash ; Reprints ; Air pollution detection ; Procedures
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-127333 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Standard and sample solutions stored in borosilicate sample vials were allowed to evaporate to dryness at room temperature. The solutions were analyzed by gas chromatography-flame ionization detection before evaporation and after reconstitution to the original volume to determine component losses due to evaporation. The standard solutions were also stored in sample vials which had been treated with a surface deactivating agent, benzyltriphenylphosphonium chloride. The standard solution contained n-hydrocarbons, l-alcohols, phthalates and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. The sample solution was benzene extract of municipal incinerator fly-ash which contained over 200 components including n-hydrocarbons, phthalates, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins. At the 95% confidence level, the differences among mean losses observed with the 100 ng/microliters standard mixture were within random variations between untreated and deactivated vials. The random variations between mean losses of the 10 ng/microliters mixture were significantly higher with the deactivated vials at the 99% confidence level. Large losses were observed for early-eluting components of the standard solutions and the benzene extract of incinerator fly ash. Losses for polychlorinated benzo-p-dioxins and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons averaged ca. 10%. (Copyright (c) 1981 Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company.)