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Main Title Extraction and Concentration of Nonpolar Organic Toxicants from Effluents Using Solid Phase Extraction.
Author Durhan, E. J. ; Lukasewycz, M. T. ; Amato., J. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;AScI Corp., Duluth, MN.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/208;
Stock Number PB91-116103
Additional Subjects Extraction ; Solid phases ; Effluents ; Concentrating ; Toxicity ; Pesticides ; Water pollution ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Bacteria ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-116103 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 5p
To control toxic pollutants in effluents, it is necessary first to identify the toxicants. To make identification possible it is desirable to isolate the toxicants from their effluent matrices and concentrate them. The article describes a simple method in which the nonpolar organic fraction of an effluent is concentrated into methanol. The methanol solution can be directly analyzed by GC-MS and can also be diluted and tested for toxicity. Results from the laboratory where this method is being used show that in cases where the effluent toxicants were nonpolar organic compounds 60% of the effluent's toxicity was recovered in the methanol concentrate and the toxicants were identified by GC-MS.