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Main Title Method development and monitoring of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in selected U.S. waters /
Author Saxena, J. ; Saxena, J. (Jitendra), 1944-
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Basu, D. K.
Kozuchowski, J.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/1-77-052; EPA-R-803977
Stock Number PB-276 635
OCLC Number 04200546
Subjects Water--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Monitoring ; Polyurethane foam ; Extraction ; Elution ; Quantitative analysis ; Chromatography ; Potable water ; Heating ; Flow rate ; Carcinogens ; Chemical analysis ; Field tests ; Water pollution sampling ; Water pollution detection ; Fluoranthenes ; Benzofluoranthenes ; Benzopyrenes ; Benzoperylenes ; Indenopyrenes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-1-77-052 C.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/19/2014
EKCD  EPA-600/1-77-052 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/29/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-77-052 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-1-77-052 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/12/2018
NTIS  PB-276 635 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 84 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A method for concentration of trace quantities of the six representatives of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) family has been developed and successfully applied to PAH monitoring in finished and raw waters. PAH are collected by passing water through polyurethane foam plugs. Water is heated to 62 + or - 2C prior to passage and flow rate is maintained at approximately 250 ml/min to obtain quantitative recoveries. The collection is followed by elution of foam plugs with organic solvent, purification by partitioning with solvents and column chromatography on Florisil, and analysis by two dimensional thin layer chromatography-fluorometry and gas liquid chromatography-FID. Employing this method and a sample volume of 60l, PAH have been detected in all the ten water supplies sampled. Although the sum of the six representative PAH in drinking waters was small (0.9 to 15 ppt), the values found for raw waters were as high as 600 ppt. It is unclear if PAH are removed during treatment or transformed to another product and escape detection.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-73).