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Main Title Method of Chemical Analysis for Oil Shale Wastes.
Author Wallace, J. R. ; Alden, L. ; Bonomo, F. S. ; Nichols, J. ; Sexton, E. ;
CORP Author Denver Research Inst., CO.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-2791; EPA/600/2-84/110;
Stock Number PB84-211226
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Oil shale ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Gas analysis ; Water analysis ; Chromatographic analysis ; Spectrochemical analysis ; Volumetric analysis ; Sulfate ; Thiosulfates ; Thiocyanates ; pH ; Sulfur ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Sampling ; Water pollution detection ; Air pollution detection ; Ion chromatography ; Carbonyl sulfide ; Mercaptan/methyl ; Mercaptan/ethyl
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NTIS  PB84-211226 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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Abstract
Several methods of chemical analysis are described for oil shale wastewaters and retort gases. These methods are designed to support the field testing of various pollution control systems. As such, emphasis has been placed on methods which are rapid and sufficiently rugged to perform well under field conditions. Ion chromatograph has been developed as a technique for the minor non-carbonate inorganic anions in retort water, including SO4, NO3, S2O3, SCN(-1), and total S. The method recommended for sulfide is a potiometric titration with Pb(II). The freezing point depression was used to determine the total solute content in retort waters, a test which can be considered analogous to the standard residue test. Three methods are described for the determination of total ammoniacal nitrogen in retort wastewaters: (1) a modified ion selective electrode technique, (2) an optical absorption technique, and (3) an ion chromatographic technique. Total sulfur in retort gas is determined by combusting the gas in a continuously flowing system, whereupon the resulting sulfur dioxide is determined by SO2 monitor. Individual sulfur species in retort gas including H2S, COS, SO2, and CH3CH2SH are determined by gas chromatography with flame photometric detection. Quality control, pH, conductivity, total inorganic carbon, and total organic carbon measurements are discussed briefly.