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Main Title Evaluation of selected methods for chemical and biological testing of industrial particulate emissions /
Author Mahar, H.
CORP Author Mitre Corp., McLean, Va.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-137; EPA-68-02-1859; EPA-ROAP-21ADD-BG
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 02909208
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--Analysis ; Dust--Analysis ; Biological assay ; Air--Pollution--Analysis ; Biological assay ; Dust--Analysis
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Particles ; Chemical analysis ; Air pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Mutagens ; Sampling ; Mass spectroscopy ; Gas chromatography ; Stationary sources ; Carcinogenesis ; Cytotoxicity ; Air pollution sampling
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-137 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/04/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-137 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-137 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-257 912 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 76 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of chemical analyses and cellular biological assays performed on size-classified particulate material collected using a new series cyclone sampling train at nine industrial sites. The exercise was formulated to determine performance of the train and whether the chemical analyses or the bioassays, alone or in combination, were sufficient to characterize the hazards associated with particulate emissions. This program lends support to the view that size-classified particulate matter is needed for the various chemical or biological tests. Elemental analysis and partial organic characterization of the particulate samples were performed. A cellular bioassay, using rabbit alveolar macrophages, was used to provide a rank ordering of particulate samples in terms of their observed cytotoxic activity. A bacterial screening technique, using several histidine deficient Salmonella typhimurium strains, was used to study the mutagenic potential of the particulate samples. Attempts to correlate observed biological activity with chemical analyses are provided.
Prepared by the Mitre Corporation, McLean, Va., under contract no. 68-02-1859, task 5, ROAP no. 21ADD-BG, program element no. 1AB013. Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-75).