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Main Title Fused silica capillary column GC/MS quality control protocol for the determination of semivolatile priority pollutants.
CORP Author Acurex Corporation.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab.,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600-4-84-068; EPA-68-03-3100
Stock Number PB 84-224-674
OCLC Number 15430675
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Laboratory equipment ; Quality control ; Environmental surveys ; Capillary tubes ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Sampling ; Calibrating ; Performance evaluation ; Standards ; Pesticides ; Organic compounds
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-4-84-068 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/18/2018
NTIS  PB84-224674 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 57 pages tbls., graphs
This quality control protocol is intended to serve as a guide to those laboratories employing fused silica capillary column (FSCC) gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric (GC/MS) techniques for the analysis of the extractable semivolatile priority pollutants. The document presents apparatus requirements and gives guidance for standards preparation, extract mixing, system setup and calibration. Qualitative and quantitative data including internal standard assignment, quantitation mass, relative retention times (RRT) values, interlaboratory and intralaboratory response factors (RF) values are also presented. This document provides a schedule for GC/MS system calibration requirements including: ion abundance calibration, column performance testing, sensitivity verification, system linearity, and injection technique reproducibility. This protocol does not provide guidance regarding sample extraction and workup; therefore, any quality control (QC) parameters related to this aspect of priority pollutant analysis are not addressed in this protocol.
"EPA 600-4-84-068." "July 1984." Cover title.