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Main Title Characterization of sorbent resins for use in environmental sampling /
Author Gallant, R. F. ; King, J. W. ; Levins, P. L. ; Piecewicz., J. F.
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Author Title of a Work
Gallant, R. F.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-054; EPA-68-02-2150
Stock Number PB-284 347
OCLC Number 04769637
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Gas chromatography. ; Sorbents.
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Air pollution ; Gas chromatography ; Chemical analysis ; Sampling ; Laboratory equipment ; Volume ; Isotherms ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution detection ; Tenax-GC resins ; XAD-2 resins
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-054 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/16/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-054 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2018
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-054 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/29/1996
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-054 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-284 347 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 151 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes the use of chromatographic techniques to characterize resins which are used to trap vapors in environmental sampling schemes. It describes two such techniques (frontal and elution analysis) which have been applied to characterize sorbent cartridges packed with Tenax-GC and XAD-2 sorbents, two synthetic polymeric resins commonly used as sampling media. Three diverse adsorbate groups, consisting of eight distinct chemical classes, were studied as potential pollutants. Elution analysis of these vapors yielded specific retention volumes which can be directly related to the breakthrough characteristics of the sorbent resins under a diversity on sampling conditions. Adsorption coefficients, derivable from the specific retention volumes, yield the weight capacity of the sorbent at challenge concentrations in the Henry's Law region. Frontal analysis results confirm the elution data for sorbate uptake of resins. A slight flow rate dependence for sorbate uptake is noted for XAD-2. Specific retention volume data extrapolated to ambient conditions correlate well with adsorbate boiling point and molecular polarizability. These correlations allow breakthrough and weight capacity to be estimated for a variety of adsorbate types.
Contract no. 68-02-2150. Program element no. EHB537. March 1978. Includes bibliographical references.