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Main Title Evaluation of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Method 8120 for Determination of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Environmental Samples.
Author Lopez-Avila, V. ; Dodhiwala, N. S. ; Milanes, J. ; Beckert, W. F. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Mountain View, CA. Environmental Systems Div.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-03-3511; EPA/600/J-89/096;
Stock Number PB90-117128
Additional Subjects Chlorohydrocarbons ; Chemical analysis ; Environmental surveys ; Solid waste disposal ; Sampling ; Gas chromatography ; Column packings ; Quantitative analysis ; Water pollution ; Revisions ; Reprints ; EPA method 8120 ; Land pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-117128 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Method 8120 of EPA Manual SW-846 has been evaluated in a single-laboratory study. The misuse of chlorohydrocarbons and improper disposal practices have resulted in polluting various watersheds. Modifications made to the current method include expansion of the list of target compounds from 15 to 22; replacement of the packed gas chromatographic columns with 2 megabore fused-silica open tubular columns; modification of the Florisil cleanup procedure to allow quantitative recovery of 20 of the 22 target compounds; and development of a procedure that used 1-g Florisil disposal cartridges and gives quantitative recovery of all 22 target compounds from all matrices tested. The revised method was tested with a variety of sample matrices.