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Main Title Development and Evaluation of Monitoring Methods for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in House Dust and Track-In Soil.
Author Chuang, J. C. ; Callahan, P. J. ; Katona, V. ; Gordon, S. M. ;
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher Sep 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-D0-0007; EPA/600/R-94/189;
Stock Number PB95-123907
Additional Subjects Residential buildings ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution monitoring ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Dirt ; Chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons ; Soils ; Dusts ; Quantitative analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical analysis ; Test methods ; House dust ; Track-in soil ; Columbus(Ohio)
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NTIS  PB95-123907 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The analytical methods were developed for the determination of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the dust and soil based on sonication with hexane and 10% ether/hexane, respectively, and analysis by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Quantitative recoveries of spiked perdeuterated PAH and (13)C labeled PCB were obtained using the above methods. In an eight-home field evaluation, the concentrations of the sum of all target PAH in the house dust ranged from 16 to 550 ppm, from 41 to 580 ppm, and from 25 to 310 ppm in the samples collected during June 1992, October 1992, and April 1993, respectively. The PCB concentrations were lower than PAH concentrations in all samples; the sum of all target PCB varied from 210 to 1900 ppb in house dust, from 30 to 880 ppb in entryway soil, from 16 to 500 ppb in pathway soil, and from 18 to 210 ppb in foundation soil. Higher PCB concentrations were found in house dust samples than in entryway soil samples. Similar PCB concentrations were observed in the pathway soil samples and the foundation soil samples, which were lower than PCB found in entryway soil samples.