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Main Title POM source and ambient concentration data : review and analysis /
Author White, J. B. ; Vanderslice., R. R.
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Author Title of a Work
Vanderslice, R. R.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600-7-80-044; EPA-68-02-2612
Stock Number PB81-113599
OCLC Number 08277448
Subjects Polycyclic compounds--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Polycyclic compounds--Analysis.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Polycyclic compounds ; Environmental surveys ; Organic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sampling ; Sources ; Technology ; Chemical analysis ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Reviews ; Path of pollutants ; State of the art
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-044 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/13/2020
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-80-044 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/27/2017
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-044 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-113599 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an analysis of source and ambient concentration data for polycyclic organic matter (POM). Based on the literature reviewed, POM data were summarized and the sampling and analytical techniques were critiqued and evaluated against state-of-the-art technology. The objective was to determine the scientific and engineering credibility of a previously established POM data base by an evaluation of the sampling and analytical techniques employed. (POM is an unregulated class of pollutants which is a potential candidate for regulatory action as outlined in Section 122a of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977). It was concluded that sampling techniques contain uncertainties that limit the usefulness of these data in an environmental assessment of POM. The uncertainties include the possibility of the incomplete capture of POM during emission sampling, the chemical degradation of the collected sample during both emission source and embient sampling, and the unproven reliability of benzo(a)pyrene as an indicator of total POM from emission sources or in ambient media. The uncertainties may be compounded by losses during analysis. Also, since it is not feasible to quantify all the POM which may be present in an environmental sample, the number of POMs reported will reflect the scope of the analytical strategy and the limitations of the analytical technique employed.
"Research Triangle Institute." "EPA 600-7-80-044 ." "March 1980." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages B-1-B-27). "Contract no. 68-02-2612, task no. 86, program element no. INE623."