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Main Title Using Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry to Determine Aqueous Trichloroacetic Acid.
Author Norwood, D. L. ; Christman, R. F. ; Johnson, J. D. ; Hass, J. R. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/134;
Stock Number PB87-100616
Additional Subjects Byproducts ; Chlorination ; Water pollution ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Water treatment ; Water analysis ; Reprints ; Acetic acid/trichloro ; Quantitative chemical analysis ; Isotope dilution ; CAS 76-03-9
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NTIS  PB87-100616 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
The development, verification, and application of a method based on isotope dilution gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to determine aqueous trichloroacetic acid (TCAA) at the micrograms per litre level are described. The simultaneous determination of aqueous chloroform is also demonstrated. Trichloroacetic acid is shown to be a significant by-product of the chlorination of raw waters in the laboratory and to constitute a large fraction of the total organic halide (TOX) formed. Analysis of finished-water samples indicated that TCAA, like trihalomethanes is ubiquitous. Positive correlations exist between the levels of TCAA in laboratory-chlorinated raw waters and in finished waters and measured TOX. (Copyright (c) Journal of American Water Works Association, 1986.)