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Main Title EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Method Study 15, Method 605--Benzidines.
Author Kinzer, G. ; Riggin, R. ; Bishop, T. ; Howard, C. C. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Quality Assurance Branch.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-2624; EPA-600/4-84-062;
Stock Number PB84-211176
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Water pollution ; Solvent extraction ; pH ; Electrochemistry ; Chemical analysis ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Quality assurance ; Statistical analysis ; EPA method 605 ; Water pollution detection ; Benzidine ; Benzidine/dichloro ; Water pollution detection ; High performance liquid chromatography ; Procedures
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NTIS  PB84-211176 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 71p
Seventeen laboratories participated in an interlaboratory study conducted to provide precision and accuracy statements for the proposed EPA Method 605 for measuring concentrations of the Category 7 chemicals benzidine and 3,3'dichlorobenzidine (DCB) in municipal and industrial aqueous discharges. Method 605 involves extraction of benzidine and DCB from the aqueous sample at pH 7-8 with chloroform. The extract is then back extracted into acid, re-extracted into chloroform at neutral pH, and concentrated. The benzidines are determined in the final extract using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with electrochemical detection. The study design was based on Youden's plan for collaborative tests of analytical methods. The resulting data were statistically analyzed using the computer program 'Interlaboratory Method Validation Study' (IMVS). Mean recoveries of benzidine and DCB ranged from 48-70 percent. Overall precision ranged from 38-69 percent and single-analyst precision ranged from 24-40 percent. A statistically significant effect due to water type was established for DCB in the case of one wastewater. However, review of the precision statistics indicated the effect was of no practical importance. There were no other discernible differences due to water types among mean recoveries, overall precisions or single-analyst precision.