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Main Title Mutagenicity of emissions from the simulated open burning of scrap rubber tires
Author Lemieux, P. M. ; DeMarini, D. M.
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Lemieux, Paul M.
DeMarini, David M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-600/R-92-127
Stock Number PB92-217009
OCLC Number 33037276
Subjects Mutagenicity testing ; Tires ; Combustion
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Public health ; Tires ; Air pollution detection ; Bioassay ; Mutagens ; Combustion products ; Gas chromatography ; Chemical analysis ; Elastomers ; Mass spectroscopy ; Extraction ; Scrap tires
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EKBD  EPA-600/R-92-127 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/26/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-R-92-127 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB92-217009 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 47 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes a follow-up to a small-scale combustion study to collect, identify, and quantify products emitted during the simulated open combustion of scrap tires. The initial study found that total estimated emissions of semi-volatile organics ranged from 10 to 50 g/kg of tire material burned. Mono- and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons were the predominant emission products identified. The follow-up study subjected the extracts from the initial study to bioassay-directed fractionation to determine mutagenic potencies of the extracts. The results from the bioassay studies were then compared to data from other conventional combustion sources to indicate the relative potencies of the emissions from uncontrolled burning of tires. The fractionated extracts were then subjected to further gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) analysis to determine the classes of compounds giving the highest mutagenic potencies. In addition, a sample from an actual tire burn was subjected to the same bioassay analyses to determine the relevance of the initial small-scale simulations to actual field samples from a full-scale tire fire.
"EPA 600/R-92-127." "July 1992." "Office of Research and Development."