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Main Title Advanced Methodologies for Sampling and Analysis of Toxic Organic Chemicals in Ambient Outdoor, Indoor, and Personal Respiratory Air.
Author Lewis, R. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/315;
Stock Number PB90-198730
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Bioassays ; Concentration(Composition) ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Industrial hygiene ; Gas chromatography ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Continuous sampling ; Pesticides ; Ecology ; Extraction ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air quality ; Personnel monitoring ; Volatile organic compounds ; Occupational safety and health ; Fourier transform spectrometers ; Matrix isolation ; Supercritical fluid chromatography ; High volume samplers
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-198730 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
Many different kinds of sampling devices and analytical techniques are required to assess the potential adverse effects of toxic air pollutants on human health and the ecosystem. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has an on-going research and development program designed to provide the necessary tools to monitor air quality both outdoors and indoors and to measure personal respiratory exposures. Particular emphasis in recent years has been placed on real-time and integrative methods for neutral and polar volatile organic chemicals (e.g., chlorinated hydrocarbons, single-ring aromatics, alcohols, aldehydes, ethers, thiols, nitriles) and semivolatile organics (e.g., polynuclear aromatics, nitrated aromatics, pesticides, phenols). Samplers capable of obtaining sufficient quantities of chemicals for ultratrace analyses and sometimes bioassay, that are also quiet, unobtrusive and user-friendly, are being developed and evaluated for indoor, outdoor, and personal monitoring. New analytical techniques such as matrix-isolation GC/FTIR, and supercritical fluid extraction and chromatography are being adapted to characterize collected samples.