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Main Title Identification of organic compounds in industrial effluent discharges /
Author Perry, D. L. ; Chuang, C. C. ; Jungclaus, G. A. ; Warner, J. S.
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Author Title of a Work
Chuang, C. C.,
Jungclaus, G. A.,
Warner, J. S.
Perry, D. L.
CORP Author Battelle Memorial Institute. Columbus Laboratories; United States. Environmental Research Laboratory, Athens, Ga.; Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.; Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/4-79/016
Stock Number PB-294 794
OCLC Number 05064977
Subjects Organic water pollutants ; Organic wastes ; Water--Analysis
Additional Subjects Organic water pollutants ; Organic wastes ; Water--Analysis ; Organic compounds ; Water analysis ; Chemical industry ; Chemical analysis ; Water pollution ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Trace elements ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Extraction ; Quality assurance ; Water pollution detection
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EJBD  EPA 600-4-79-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/22/2016
EJDD  EPA-600/4-79-016 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 02/15/1997
EJED  EPA 600/4-79-016 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-79-016 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-4-79-016 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-294 794 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 231 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
Samples of 63 effluent and 22 intake waters were collected from a wide range of chemical manufacturers in areas across the United States. The samples were analyzed for organic compounds in an effort to identify previously unknown and potentially hazardous organic pollutants. Each water sample was preconcentrated for analysis of organic compounds in four fractions: volatile organics by helium-gas stripping and semivolatile organics by extraction with methylene chloride resulting in separate neutral, acidic and basic fractions. All sample analyses involved a GC/MS/COMP system that used high-resolution glass capillary GC columns. Organic constituents were identified using the computerized Biemann mass spectral matching system together with some manual interpretation and quantified using GC-FID peak area determinations. Over 570 compounds were tentatively identified of which 33 are priority pollutants. Generally, industrial effluents contained few priority pollutants. Most of the components found in the effluents were specific for a particular industrial site and did not appear in reoccurring patterns. The data suggest that many possible environmentally important compounds would be overlooked if frequency of occurrence is the major criterion for determining environmentally significant compounds.
"February 1979." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. Contract Number: 68-01-4350. Includes bibliographical references (page 71).