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Main Title Field Test and Validation of a Source Test Method for Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate.
Author Wilshire, F. W. ; Knoll, J. E. ; McGaughey, J. F. ; Foster., S. C. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-D1-0010; EPA/600/A-94/042;
Stock Number PB94-158680
Additional Subjects Isocyanates ; Sources ; Disocyanate ; Air pollution control ; Toluene ; Nirogen organic compounds ; Field tests ; Regulations ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Chromatographic analysis ; Ultraviolet detection ; Laboratories ; Reprint ; Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate
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Four isocyanates are listed for regulation in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: hexamethylene-1,6 diisocyanate, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, and 2,4-toluene diisocyanate, each of which is used in the production of polymers, and methyl isocyanate which is an intermediate in the manufacture of insecticides. To support projected regulations, a study is under way to produce a source sampling and analysis method for the four pollutants cited above. In the procedure under development, the isocyanates are collected in a modified Method 5 sampling train and stabilized with a derivatizing reagent, 1-(2-pyridyl)piperazine in toluene. Derivatized samples are then returned to the laboratory and analyzed by High Performance Liquid Chromatography with UV detection (HPLC-UV). An isocyanate generator was developed in the laboratory to provide isocyanate atmospheres for optimizaton of sampling parameters and chromatographic conditions. The accuracy and precision of the method is determined in the field using train spiking and multiprobe sampling techniques, following the procedures outlined in EPA Method 301.