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Main Title Sampling and analysis of wastes generated by gray iron foundries /
Author Beckert, Werner F. ; Hinners, Thomas A. ; Williams, Llewellyn R. ; Meier, Eugene P. ; Gran, Thomas E. ;
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Beckert, Werner F.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/4-81-028
Stock Number PB81-206575
OCLC Number 315875876
Subjects Iron founding--Environmental aspects--United States ; Iron industry and trade--Waste disposal--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Iron and steel industry ; Sampling ; Furnaces ; Cadmium ; Lead(Metal) ; Chromium ; Atomic spectroscopy ; Absorption spectra ; Potable water ; Water pollution ; Iron foundries ; Air pollution detection ; Heavy metals ; Air-water interfaces ; NTISEPAORD
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EJBD  EPA 600/4-81-028 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/4-81-028 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-4-81-028 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/27/2017
NTIS  PB81-206575 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 82 pages ; 28 cm
Thirty (30) wastes generated by 21 gray iron foundries in Pennsylvania and Michigan were sampled and analyzed. The samples were collected by Northrop Services, Inc., in accordance with strict chain-of-custody procedures, and sent to the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Las Vegas (EMSL-LV). Three aliquots of each sample were extracted in accordance with the EPA Extraction Procedure (EP) (45CFR261.24). A second set of three aliquots of each sample was digested with nitric acid/hydrogen peroxide. Both the extracts and digests were analyzed for 16 elements by ICP and for cadmium, chromium and lead by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. At the request of the American Foundrymen Society, aliquots of all raw samples, as well as nine extracts and nine digests, were sent to Dr. W. Boyle, University of Wisconsin, for independent analysis. Twelve aliquots of raw samples, nine extracts and nine digests were analyzed by an analytical laboratory under contract to EMSL-LV. Excellent agreement was obtained between the three laboratories. Of the 30 samples evaluated for EP toxicity, a total of 9 (30%) exceeded the criteria levels for cadmium and/or lead. None of the extracts exceeded the hazardous waste criterion level for chromium.
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. "April 1981." "EPA-600/4-81-028."