||Evaluation of sampling and analytical methodology for polynuclear aromatic compounds in indoor air : final report /
Chuang, J. C. ;
Chuang, C. C. ;
Mack, G. A. ;
Mondron, P. J. ;
Petersen, B. A.
||Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Polycyclic aromatic compounds--Analysis. ;
Indoor air pollution--Research. ;
Tobacco smoke pollution--Research.
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ;
Chemical analysis ;
Air pollution ;
Gas chromatography ;
Mass spectroscopy ;
Residential buildings ;
Air pollution detection ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Indoor air pollution ;
High performance liquid chromatography ;
High volume samplers ;
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||xiii, 80 pages
The objective of this project was to develop a generic sampling and analytical methodology to characterize the polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations in air within various microenvironments. The following three studies were performed: evaluation of analytical methods, design of a sampling method, and design of a pilot study. Two analytical methods, high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet adsorption and fluorescence detection and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, were evaluated for the determination of PAHs and their derivatives in air within microenvironments. The results showed that gas chromatography/positive chemical ionization massspectrometry with data acquisition in the selected ion monitoring mode is the preferred analytical approach. A modified EPA high volume sampler, consisting of a quartz fiber filter and a polyurethane foam cartridge, is proposed for use in a future experimental study. A literature review was conducted to determine what is known about the contribution of cigarette smoke to the levels of PAHs in air within microenvironments and to evaluate the use of quinoline and isoquinoline as possible marker compounds for the levels of cigarette smoke. A pilot study was designed to assess PAH levels in air found in residences. A study using this design, will be conducted in Columbus, Ohio, during the winter of 1983/84. These results can then be applied to a future large-scale study involving the measurement of human exposure to PAH in air.
"Final report period 3/1/83 to 9/30/83." "October 1985." "EPA/600/4-85/065." Microfiche.