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Main Title Interim Protocol for the Automated Analysis of Semivolatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Fourier Transform Infrared (GC/FT-IR) Spectrometry (Journal Version).
Author Gurka, D. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/381;
Stock Number PB86-185550
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Organic compounds ; Environmental surveys ; Sediments ; Soils ; Hazardous materials ; Gas chromatography ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Sampling ; Reprints ; Water pollution detection ; Solid wastes ; Air pollution detection ; Fourier transform spectroscopy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-185550 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 9p
The application of gas chromatography/Fourier transform infrared (GC/FT-IR) data to regulatory decisions requires, among other things, the availability of validated analytical protocols. Such protocols are necessary for the generation of reliable analytical data. A GC/FT-IR protocol is described which is applicable to the determination of semivolatile organic compounds in wastewater, soils, sediments, and solid wastes. The protocol is designed for the high-throughput automated analysis of multicomponent environmental and hazardous waste extracts. With the use of capillary GC/FT-IR techniques, wastewater identification limits of 150 to 400 ppb can be achieved with this method, while the corresponding identification limits for solid samples are 3 to 88 ppm. Automated packed-column GC/FT-IR identification limits are approximately a factor of five higher than the corresponding capillary GC/FT-IR values.