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Main Title Screening methods for PAH priority pollutants in wastewater
Author Riggin, Ralph M. ; Strup, P. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Strup, Paul E.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600/4-84-007; EPA-68-03-2984; PB84132992
Stock Number PB84-132992
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Sewage--Analysis ; Effluent quality--Testing
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Water analysis ; Water pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Solvent extraction ; Chromatographic analysis ; Ultraviolet spectroscopy ; Concentration(Composition) ; Fluorescence ; Thin layer chromatography ; Chemical analysis ; Water pollution detection ; EPA method 610
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-132992 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 87 p. : ill.
A screening method for the determination of total polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentration in industrial effluents was developed. The method employs solvent extraction, alumina column chromatographic cleanup, and UV absorbance determination. The UV detection step utilizes a bandpass filter in order to obtain more uniform response between the various PAHs. The PAH screening method results and U.S. EPA Method 610 results have been found to be positively correlated for a variety of industrial wastewater samples. The screening method can be performed in approximately one-half to one-third the time required for U.S. EPA Method 610 and requires considerably less expensive equipment.
"January 1984." Bibliography: p. 83.