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Main Title Comparison of High Molecular Weight Organics Isolated from Drinking Water in Five Cities.
Author Chian, E. S. K. ; Giabbai, M. F. ; Kim, J. S. ; Reuter, J. H. ; Kopfler, F. C. ;
CORP Author Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. ;EnvironScience Labs., Inc., Atlanta, GA.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-03-3094; EPA/600/D-86/233;
Stock Number PB87-104667
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Water pollution ; Urban areas ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Isolation ; Humic acids ; Toxicology ; Sources ; Chlorination ; Molecular weight ; Sampling ; Surface waters ; Ground water ; Distillation ; Spectrographic analysis ; Chromatographic analysis ; Solubility ; Comparison ; Drinking water ; Reverse osmosis
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NTIS  PB87-104667 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 36p
Since the previously unidentifiable non-volatile fraction of the chlorinated organics in drinking water is of significant health concern, the physical and chemical characteristics of the high molecular weight organics isolated from drinking water in five cities (New Orleans, Philadelphia, Miami, Seattle, and Ottumwa) were compared. From the results of the study, they may be considered as part of a single group of natural organic compounds. Although the respective molecular structures of the group of compounds are still unknown, they showed, however, great similarities in terms of molecular, solubility and functional group among the samples collected from the five cities. This indicates that it is probably acceptable to base results of toxicological testing on chlorinated organics from a limited number of drinking water sources.