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Main Title Investigation of selected potential environmental contaminants : Styrene, ethylbenzene, and related compounds /
Author Santodonato, Joseph ; Meylan, William M. ; Davis, Leslie N. ; Howard, Philip H. ; Orzel, Denise M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Santodonato, Joseph.
CORP Author Syracuse Research Corporation.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/560/11-80-018; TR-80-569; EPA-68-01-3250
Stock Number PB81-102659
OCLC Number 08067362
Subjects Aromatic compounds--Environmental aspects ; Hazardous substances
Additional Subjects Aromatic compounds--Environmental aspects ; Hazardous substances ; Environmental surveys ; Styrene ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Exposure ; Chemical reactions ; Manufacturing ; Monitoring ; Sampling ; Sites ; Transport properties ; Regulations ; Standards ; Cargo transportation ; Benzene/ethyl ; Styrene/methyl ; Benzene/divinyl ; Path of pollutants
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-11-80-018 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/13/2020
EKBD  EPA-560/11-80-018 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/07/2011
NTIS  PB81-102659 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report reviews the potential environmental hazard from the commercial use of four related compounds: ethylbenzene, styrene, alpha-methylstyrene, and divinylbenzene. Both ethylbenzene and styrene are produced in 6-7 billion pounds per year while the other two compounds are produced in much smaller quantities. Ethylbenzene is used to produce styrene and styrene and the other monomers are used to make polystyrene and other resins, elastomers, and rubbers. Significant non-commercial sources of the compounds are also possible including automobile exhaust, gasoline, and other combustion sources. Ethylbenzene and styrene have both been detected in air and water samples. Information on physical and chemical properties, production methods and quantities, commercial uses and factors affecting environmental contamination and information related to health and biological are reviewed.
Final report.