||Environmental monitoring near industrial sites : acrylonitrile /
Going, John. ;
Kuykendaho, Phil ;
Long, Sue ;
Onstot, Joh ;
||Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances,
Environmental monitoring--United States. ;
Factory and trade waste--United States--Measurement. ;
Acrylonitrile--Measurement--United States ;
Factory and trade waste--Measurement--United States
Environmental surveys ;
Chemical industry ;
Air pollution ;
Water pollution ;
Soil analysis ;
Industrial wastes ;
Mass spectroscopy ;
Gas chromatography ;
Acrylamide copolymers ;
Acrylic fibers ;
ABS resin ;
Air pollution detection ;
Water pollution detection ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Water pollution sampling ;
Styrene acrylonitrile polymers
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||267 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm
A sampling and analysis program was conducted to determine the levels of acrylonitrile in air, water, soil, and sediment around 11 industrial sites. The industrial sites included acrylonitrile and acrylamide producers, acrylic and modacrylic fiber producers, ABS and SAN resin producers, and nitrile elastomer producers. Air was collected at the perimeters of the industrial sites as 24-composites using charcoal adsorption tubes. Soil samples were collected at the air sampling stations. Grab water samples were collected upstream, downstream, and, if possible, at plant discharges. Air levels ranged from 0.1 to 325 microgram/cu m; water levels ranged from nondetectable to 4,300 microgram/liter. No acrylanitrile was found in the soils or sediments. The sample extracts were analyzed by gas chromatography and confirmed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
"EPA-560/6-79-003." "Midwest Research Institute; contract no. 68-01-4115; Elizabeth Bryan, technical director; Vincent J. DeCarlo, project officer." "February 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-266). Microfiche.