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Main Title Analysis of Houston aerosol samples by GC/MS methods : final report /
Author Karasek, Francis Warren,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Parsons, M. L.
CORP Author Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600/2-80/071
Stock Number PB80-196785
OCLC Number 38306510
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Aerosols ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectrometry
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Aerosols ; Organic compounds ; Samples ; Air pollution ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Laboratory equipment ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution detection ; Ion chromatography ; Procedures
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EHAM  EPA 600/2-80/071 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-071 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/21/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-071 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/10/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-80-071 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/07/2001
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80/071 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/13/2007
NTIS  PB80-196785 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 63 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
An analysis procedure developed to give a qualitative and quantitative analysis for organic compounds adsorbed on aerosols collected by Hi-Vol filters was adapted and applied to a similar analysis of aerosols collected by dichotomous filters. Analysis was conducted for five dichotomous samples and two Hi-Vol samples collected in the Houston study. Estimated concentration levels for dichotomous filters of 0.1 to 20 ng/cu m were reported for the 27 organic compounds searched. Compounds detected included carboxylic acid esters, phthalates, n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The quantities observed in the samples were near the detection limits of the GC/MS-SIM analysis, and blanks of the instrumental system, solvent, procedure and filter elements were necessary to identify artifacts introduced. Filter and solvent blanks contained compounds in the same or higher quantity ranges as did the filter samples, indicating the teflon elements of the dichotomous filters were not cleaned sufficiently prior to use.
"EPA-600/2-80-071. EPA contract no. 68-02-2961; EPA project officer: Kenneth J. Krost. Includes bibliographical references (page 48).