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Main Title Detection of oil in water by a flame emission technique
Author Pragar, Manfred ; Stainken, D.
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Author Title of a Work
Stainken, D.
CORP Author NUCOR Corp., Denville, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/2-81/128; EPA-68-03-0205
Stock Number PB81-226185
OCLC Number 48410929
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Water analysis ; Flame photometry ; Water pollution ; Hydrocarbons ; Chemical analysis ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Water pollution detection ; Flame emission spectroscopy
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ELBD  EPA 600-2-81-128 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/16/2001
NTIS  PB81-226185 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 43 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A flame emission technique and basic instrument design is presented for measuring low concentrations of oil in oil-contaminated water. The flame emission instrument developed in this report would be useful as a detector for petroleum oils. The flame emission technique utilizes the selectivity of the hydrocarbon emission signal (at 431 nm) and oil detection is a function of the total hydrocarbon concentration. Interference of metal ions is avoided by employing steam distillation and condensation techniques to vaporize oil from sample solutions. The prototype instrument successfully detected oil concentrations down to 10 ppm for oils with vapor pressure equal to or higher than No. 4 fuel oils.
Project officer: U. Frank. Contract no. 68-03-0205. Photocopy.