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Main Title A study to improve EPA Methods 15 and 16 for reduced sulfur compounds /
Author Hamil, Henry F. ; Swynnerton, Nollie F.
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Swynnerton, Nollie F.
CORP Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/4-80-023; EPA-68-02-2489; SwRI-01-4842-016
Stock Number PB80-197346
OCLC Number 45666121
Subjects Sulfur compounds--Analysis ; Sulphur compounds--Analysis
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Sulfur inorganic compounds ; Sulfur organic compounds ; Gas detectors ; Chemical analysis ; Laboratory equipment ; Trace elements ; Design ; Performance evaluation ; Gas chromatography ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Carbon disulfide ; Electrical resistance ; Air pollution detection ; EPA method 15 ; EPA method 16 ; Disulfide/dimethyl ; Carbonyl sulfide ; Methane thiols ; Sulfide/dimethyl
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-80-023 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/06/2014
EJED  EPA 600/4-80/023 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 12/24/2004
EKBD  EPA-600/4-80-023 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/05/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-4-80-023 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-197346 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 52 p. ; 28 cm.
EPA source test methods for reduced sulfur compounds, Method 15 for Claus sulfur recovery plants and Method 16 for Kraft pulp mills have been evaluated, and information is provided for the user. Techniques and procedures for the gas chromatographic measurement of hydrogen sulfide, carbonoxysulfide, carbon disulfide, methylmercaptan, dimethylsulfide and dimethyldisulfide were studied. Absorption of these species on the surfaces of the chromatographic system was found to be the main source of imprecision and inaccuracy in the analysis. Permeation devices containing the above sulfur compounds were found to permeate at uniform rates after one year of use. Aluminum cylinders containing compressed gas mixtures of the compounds under investigation were analyzed for four months. Results showed them to be stable in some instances and to be promising candidates for quality assurance materials. Comparison of an electrolytic conductivity detector with a flame photometric detector showed the former to be valuable for the analysis of reduced sulfur compounds under laboratory conditions.
"April 1980"--Cover. "SwRI project 01-4842-016, EPA contract 68-02-2489." "Quality Assurance Division, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory." "EPA-600/4-80-023."