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Main Title Methods for determining the total polychlorinated biphenyl emissions from incineration and capacitor- and transformer-filling plants /
Author Haile, Clarence L. ; Baladi., Emile
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Baladi, Emile.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, Mo.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/4-77-048; EPA-68-02-1780
Stock Number PB-276 745
OCLC Number 42263943
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--United States ; Refuse and refuse disposal--United States ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Hazardous wastes--Incineration ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Refuse and refuse disposal ; United States ; Hazardous wastes--United States--Incineration
Additional Subjects Gas detectors ; Incinerators ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Air pollution ; Transformers ; Capacitors ; Industrial wastes ; Gas chromatography ; Extraction ; Combustion products ; Performance evaluation ; Laboratory equipment ; Sampling ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Air pollution detection ; Flame ionization detectors ; Sewage sludges
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EJBD  EPA 600-4-77-048 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-77-048 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-4-77-048 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/21/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-4-77-048 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-276 745 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 82 p. ; 28 cm.
Described are methods to measure the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) emissions from the stacks of municipal waste, industrial waste, and sewage sludge incinerators and from capacitor and transformer filling plants. The PCB emissions from the incineration plants are collected by impingement in water and adsorption on Florisil. The samples are extracted with hexane, concentrated through evaporation of the solvent, perchlorinated, and the polychlorinated biphenyl content measured as the decachlorinated isomer using a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector. The PCB emissions from the capacitor and transformer filling plants are collected directly on Florisil, extracted with hexane and quantified against the appropriate Aroclor using a gas chromatograph. The methods were developed from laboratory studies and field tested at nine incineration plants and two transformer filling plants.
Final report. "November 1977." "EPA-600/4-77-048." "PB276-745." Photocopy. Performed by Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.