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Main Title Development and Assessment of Procedures for Collection, Chemical Characterization and Mutagenicity Testing of Ambient Air.
Author Kolber, A. R. ; Hughes, T. J. ; Wolff, T. J. ; Little, L. W. ; Sparacino, C. M. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Little (L. W.) Associates, Raleigh, NC.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-68-02-2724; EPA-600/2-83-045;
Stock Number PB83-220046
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Toxicity ; Organic compounds ; Bioassay ; Assessments ; Chemical analysis ; Carcinogens ; Particles ; Air pollution ; Distillation ; Solvent extraction ; Sampling ; Toxicity ; Mutagens ; Industrial wastes ; Exhaust emissions ; Potable water ; Air pollution detection ; Air water interfaces ; Procedures
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-220046 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 241p
The overall objective of this Research Triangle Institute pilot study was to develop and evaluate a minimal testing protocol which could detect and quantify the mutagenic potential of ambient air. The cost-effective biological and chemical testing protocol developed under this program outlines sampling, chemical fractionation/identification, and bioassay techniques which are applicable to air pollution testing of both ambient air particles and vapors. More specifically, this study: (1) evaluated the three stage Massive Air Volume Sampler (MAVS), developed by Battelle for collection of air particle samples; (2) developed and utilized a chemical fractionation scheme for solvent extraction of organic compounds from ambient air particles; (3) evaluated a GC/MS/Computer analysis system designed to chemically identify signature mutagens/carcinogens; and (4) utilized and evaluated modifications of the Ames/Salmonella typhimurium mutagenicity assay for ambient air particles and vapors.