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Main Title Literature Review on Occurrence and Methodology for Determination of Nickel, Chromium, Manganese, and Arsenic Species in Air.
Author Riggin, R. M. ; Mezey, E. J. ; Henry, W. M. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-02-3745; EPA-600/4-84-026;
Stock Number PB84-172105
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Air pollution ; Arsenic ; Chemical analysis ; Chromium ; Manganese ; Nickel ; Particles ; Reviews ; Extraction ; Metals ; Air pollution detection ; State of the art
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-172105 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 56p
A critical literature review of the state of the art for speciation of arsenic, chromium, manganese, and nickel in atmospheric samples was performed. Techniques for distinguishing the compound forms and valence states of these metals were critically assessed. Advantages and limitations of the various speciation approaches were addressed. Three basic types of speciation procedures were identified: (a) direct analysis of particulate matter, (b) speciation of inorganic compounds after dissolution, and (c) sequential or selective extraction. Direct analysis techniques offer the possibility of determining specific compounds but are limited in sensitivity. The latter two techniques cannot determine specific inorganic compounds because of the inclusion of a dissolution step. However, such techniques may give useful information and are more generally applicable than direct analysis techniques. In a few cases (e.g., arsine), compounds may exist in the gas phase and can therefore be readily distinguished from other compound forms of the element.