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Main Title PIC analysis methods : project summary /
Author James, Ruby H. ; Farr, L. B. ; Adams, R. E. ; Miller, H. C. ; James, R. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Farr, Linda B.,
Adams, Robert E.,
Miller, Herbert C.,
Johnson, Larry D.,
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Research Laboratory, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600-S9-87-011; SORI-EAS-86-1142; EPA-68-02-3696; EPA/600/9-87/011; PB87208955
Stock Number PB87-208955
OCLC Number 41352715
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Wood waste--Burning ; Wood preservatives--Combustion
Additional Subjects Combustion products ; Incinerators ; Air pollution ; Waste disposal ; Design criteria ; Industrial wastes ; Pyrolysis ; Products of incomplete combustion ; Principal organic hazardous constituents
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-S9-87-011 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/03/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S9-87-011 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB87-208955 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of method evaluations for products of incomplete combustion (PICs): 36 proposed PICs were evaluated by previously developed gas chromatography/flame ionization detection (GC/FID) and gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) methods. It also gives results of method evaluations of 59 additional principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs) from the amended list of compounds from Appendix VIII of 40 CFR, Part 261. The report contains chromatograms, bar-graph mass spectra, and calibration curves for each compound. Relative retention times, detection limits, precision data, and mass spectra are tabulated for each compound. The report also reviews recent literature on the formation of PICs.
"August 1987." "EPA/600-S9-87-011." EPA project officer, Larry D. Johnson. Includes bibliographical references. Caption title. At head of title: Project Summary. Prepared by Southern Research Institute for the EPA Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory.
Contents Notes
Products of incomplete combustion (PICs) may be formed during the incineration of hazardous wastes. PICs may be defined as compounds in the stack gas of an incinerator but not present in the waste feed at a concentration of 100 [mu]g/g. In some instances, the PICs formed may also be constituents of the waste feed, thus confusing the analysis of principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs). The total amount of hazardous PICs can easily exceeed the total of the original POHCs chosen to monitor the trial burn. The compounds may be identifiable as fragments of incineration feed constituents, products of complex recombinations, substitution reactions in the flame or post-flame zone, or compounds that enter the incineration process from other sources. Study efforts applied previously developed POHC general analysis methods to the analysis of PICs. A large body of the literature on PICs is based on the findings of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDGs) in incinerator effluents. Generalized GC/FID and GC/MS analysis methods for PCDDs and PCDFs were evaluated. The generalized GC/FIC and GC/MS procedures were extended to many of these compounds from a list of 121 compounds recently added to the potential POHC list in Appendix VIII, Part 261, 40 CFR.