Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Evaluation of sampling and analytical methods for nicotine and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon in indoor air /
Author Chuang, J. C. ; Kuhlman, M. R. ; Hannan, S. W. ; Bridges, C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chuang, J. C.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-02-4127; EPA/600/4-87/031
Stock Number PB88-124615
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons--Analysis. ; Indoor air pollution--Research. ; Tobacco smoke pollution--Research.
Additional Subjects Nicotine ; Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons ; Air pollution ; Extraction ; Smoking ; Indoor air pollution ; Analytical methods ; Air sampling ; XAD-4 resin
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-124615 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 33 pages ; 28 cm
The objective of the project was to evaluate a potential collection medium, XAD-4 resin, for collecting nicotine and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and to determine whether one collection system and one analytical method will allow quantification of both compound classes in air. The extraction efficiency study was to determine the extraction method to quantitatively remove nicotine and PAH from XAD-4 resin. The results showed that a two-step Soxhlet extraction consisting of dichloromethane followed by ethyl acetate resulted in the best recoveries for both nicotine and PAH. In the sampling efficiency study, XAD-2 and XAD-4 resin were compared, in parallel, for collection of PAH and nicotine. Quartz fiber filters were placed upstream of both adsorbents to collect particles. Prior to sampling, both XAD-2 and XAD-4 traps were spiked with known amounts (2 microgram) of perdeuterated PAH and D3-nicotine. The experiments were performed with cigarette smoking and nonsmoking conditions. The spiked PAH were retained well in both adsorbents after exposure to more than 300 cu. m. of indoor air. The spiked XAD-4 resin gave higher recoveries for D3-nicotine than did the spiked XAD-2 resin. The collection efficiency for PAH for both adsorbents is very similar but higher levels of nicotine were collected on XAD-4 resin.
"Nov. 1987." "EPA/600/4-87/031." Microfiche.