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Main Title A field screening method for polychlorinated biphenyl compounds in water /
Author Lin, Shen.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Poziomek, Edward J.
CORP Author Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/540/R-94/519; CR818353
Stock Number PB95-129078
OCLC Number 31705976
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Testing ; Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects--Measurement ; Water--Pollution--Testing ; Groundwater--Pollution--Testing ; Groundwater--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Water pollution detection ; Chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons ; Extraction ; Silver ; Reprints ; Chemical analysis ; Test methods ; Field tests ; Remedial action ; Ground water ; Water pollution monitoring ; Soil pollution ; Colorimetric analysis ; Membranes ; Surfactants ; Ultraviolet radiation ; SPE(Solid phase extraction membranes)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 540-R-94-519 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/13/2013
EJDD  EPA/540/R-94/519 2 copies Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 05/12/1995
EJDD  METHOD 00017 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 05/12/1995
EKCD  EPA/540/R-94/519 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/22/2018
ELAD  EPA 540-R-94-519 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 02/15/2010
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-R-94-519 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 540-R-94-519 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/14/1998
EMBD  EPA/540/R-94/519 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ERAD  EPA 540/R-94-519 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/06/1995
ESAD  EPA 540-R-94-519 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB95-129078 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 25 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been exploring the complexation of silver ions with certain organic pollutants as part of a search for alternative low-cost, rapid, field screening, methods. The result is a rapid, easy, and inexpensive procedure for determining polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in water. Based on previous testing of samples by General Electric Corporate Research and Development, a co-sponsor of this project, there was a special interest in developing a field-screening procedure of PCB aqueous extracts performed from a current soil remediation procedure in which the extractant contained 1-3% surfactant by weight to enhance solubility of PCBs. A test was developed, based on forming complexes of PCBs with silver ions, which was followed by UV irradiation to yield metallic silver. The appearance of a gray-to-brown color, depending on PCB concentration signaled the presence of PCBs. This method allows the test color to be directly compared with color charts to estimate the PCB concentration without the need for instrumentation.
"EPA/540/R-94/519." "October 1994." "Cooperative agreement no. CR818353." Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-25).