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Main Title Standard Reference Materials for Chemical and Biological Studies of Complex Environmental Samples.
Author May, W. E. ; Benner, B. A. ; Wise, S. A. ; Schuetzle, D. ; Lewtas, J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. ;National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD. ;Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/056;
Stock Number PB92-150705
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Bioassay ; Environmental surveys ; Air pollution detection ; Solvent extraction ; Sampling ; Particles ; Gravimetry ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Concentration(Composition) ; Exhaust emissions ; Coal tar ; Urban areas ; Fractionation ; Thermal analysis ; Reprints ; Standard reference materials ; National Institute of Standards and Technology ; SRM 1649 ; SRM 1597 ; SRM 1650
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-150705 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/28/1992
Collation 14p
Standard Reference Materials (SRM's) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are often used in methods development and inter-laboratory comparison studies since they are homogeneous and readily available to the scientific community. SRM 1649 (Urban Dust/Organics), SRM 1650 (Diesel Particulate Matter), and SRM 1597 (Complex Mixture of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Coal Tar) are three environmental samples which have been used by the scientific community for this purpose. The SRM's were originally developed to assist laboratories in validating analytical procedures for the determination of polycyclic organic compounds in complex mixtures. In addition, the SRM's have been valuable for the comparison of methodologies for bacterial bioassays and the development of bioassay-directed fractionation and bioassay directed chemical analysis techniques. Most recently the SRM's were chosen for use as test samples in a collaborative study coordinated by the World Health Organization-International Program on Chemical Safety. The paper provides a summary of much of the work to date (published and unpublished) on the chemical and biological characterization of the three SRM's. Information regarding the availability of other NIST SRM's that might be useful for these types of studies will be provided also. (Copyright (c) 1992 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.)