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Main Title Improvement and evaluation of methods for sulfate analysis : final report /
Author Appel, B. R. ; Hoffer, E. M. ; Haik, M. ; Wehremeister, W. ; Kothny, E. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Appel, B. R.
Puzak, John C.
CORP Author California State Dept. of Health, Berkeley. Air and Industrial Hygiene Lab.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through National Technical Information Services [distributor],
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/4-79-028; EPA-R-805447-1; PB298148
Stock Number PB-298148
OCLC Number 13120135
Subjects Sulfates ; Chemistry, Analytic ; Chromatographic analysis ; Sulphates
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Sulfates ; Chemical analysis ; Air pollution ; Sampling ; Laboratory equipment ; Barium sulfates ; Substitutes ; Comparison ; Particles ; Solvent extraction ; Chromatography ; Air pollution detection ; Turbidimetric analysis ; Procedures ; Methylthymol blue ; SulfaVer
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-79-028 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/09/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-4-79-028 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/06/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/4-79-028 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/08/1994
ESAD  EPA 600-4-79-028 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/12/2017
NTIS  PB-298 148 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 187 pages : illustrations, charts, plans ; 28 cm
A simpler and faster procedure for the manual turbidimetric analysis of sulfate has been developed and evaluated. This method as well as a turbidimetric procedure using SulfaVer(R), automated methylthymol blue (MTB) procedures for analysis in the 0-100 micrograms/ml and 0-10 micrograms sulfate/ml ranges, and the Dionex Ion Chromatograph were evaluated for accuracy, precision, working range, interference effects, and degree of agreement using atmospheric samples. Using EPA sulfate audit strips, all methods showed accuracies within 8% of the accepted value, and coefficients of variation with atmospheric samples of = or < 6%. Colloidal clay and yellow, water soluble organics isolated from atmospheric samples caused interference with all methods. All the methods studied provide reliable analyses for 24-hour hi-vol filter samples. The automated MTB method, modified for use in the 0-10 micrograms/ml range as suggested by Colovos, offers excellent potential for analysis of low volume samples such as those provided by a dichotomous sampler network.
"EPA-600/4-79-028"--Cover. "April 1979"--Cover. "Air and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Section California Department of Health Services." "EPA grant no. 805-447-1." "Project Officer John C. Puzak." "Quality Assurance Branch Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory." Final report.
Contents Notes
Procedures for manual turbidimetric analysis of sulfate developed and evaluated. Cf. Document control sheet.