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Main Title A survey on research needs on personal samplers for toxic organic compounds /
Author Hodgeson, Jimmie A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fatiadi, Alexander J.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Monitoring Systems and Quality Assurance.; United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Monitoring and Technical Support,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/4-80-042
Stock Number PB81-191892
OCLC Number 12030856
Subjects Organic compounds ; Toxicology
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Toxicology ; Monitors ; Air pollution ; Surveys ; Environments ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chloromethanes ; Benzene ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Chloroform ; Air pollution monitors ; Toxic substances ; Ethane/dichloro ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Ethane/trichloro ; Research and development ; Air samplers
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/4-80-042 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/16/1996 DISPERSAL
EJED  EPA 600/4-80-042 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/4-80-042 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-4-80-042 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-191892 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation p. cm.
A survey is presented on the research and development needs for personal monitoring devices for toxic organic compounds in the ambient atmosphere. This survey includes a description of organic compounds and their ambient concentrations, individual compounds of high priority, a summary of a literature survey, a description of commercially available samplers, a summary of recent developments in ambient personal monitoring and recommendations on major research needs. The high priority compounds identified were: methyl chloride, dichloromethane, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, dichlorobenzenes, 1,2-dichloroethane, methyl chloroform, trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene. The literature survey covers the period, 1974-79. Commercially available personal samplers described are Dupont's Pro-Tek organic vapor badge, Abcor's gas badge, 3-M's organic vapor monitor and the Minimonitor (P.W. West, Louisiana State University). Recent activities include a description of an EPA sponsored program at Monsanto Research Corporation on development of personal samplers for organics. A description is also given of several recent field studies on sampling and analysis for benzene and chlorinated hydrocarbons. The survey concludes with recommendations for research and development activities in the following areas: evaluation of sorbent materials, development of analytical techniques based on electron capture-gas chromatography, evaluation of available active and passive samplers, development of passive samplers and development of standard mixtures for evaluation of personal exposure devices.
"August 1980"--Cover. "EPA-600/4-80-042"--Cover. "Interagency agreement no. AD-13-F-0-034-0."