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Main Title Methods for sampling and analysis of breath /
Author Umana, M. ; Umana, Maria. ; Warner, M. ; Sheldon, L. S.
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Author Title of a Work
Warner, M.
Sheldon, L. S.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/8-85/019; EPA-68-03-3149
Stock Number PB85-243277
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Respiration ; Public health ; Chemical compounds ; Air pollution ; Feasibility ; Sampling ; Performance evaluation ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Assessments ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Cost analysis ; Exposure ; Industrial hygiene ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Biological monitoring ; Photon induced x ray emission analysis
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NTIS  PB85-243277 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 33 pages
The research program surveyed and evaluated the methods and procedures used to identify and quantitate chemical constituents in human breath. Methods have been evaluated to determine their ease and rapidity, as well as cost, accuracy, and precision. During the evaluation, a second goal was to determine the feasibility of correlating a preferred method with easily identifiable chemical and physical characteristics of the analyte. To accomplish the goals, an extensive literature review was performed. The information retrieved was summarized and classified by sampling and analysis methodology. The sampling methods found include apnea collection, breathing value, cryogenic trapping, Tenax cartridge and cascade impactors. Analytical methods found are gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy and PIXE.
"August 1985." "EPA/600/8-85/019." "Contract no. 68-02-4068." Microfiche.