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Main Title Evaluation of polurethane foam cartridges for measurement of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in air /
Author Chuang, C. C. ; Bresler, W. E. ; Hannan, S. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bresler, W. E.
Hannan, S. W.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environment Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/4-85/055; EPA-68-02-3487
Stock Number PB85-245645
OCLC Number 48646612
Subjects Health risk assessment ; Air--Pollution--Toxicology
Additional Subjects Polyurethane foam ; Air pollution ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Gas analyses ; Samplers ; Solvent extraction ; Sampling ; Performance evaluation ; Exposure ; Industrial hygiene ; Public health ; Bioassay ; Mass spectroscopy ; Storage ; Concentration(Composition) ; Adsorbents(Materials) ; Gas chromatography ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution sampling ; Toxic substances ; Indoor air pollution ; Cartrides
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ESAD  EPA 600-4-85-055 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/27/2017
NTIS  PB85-245645 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The objective of this project was to evaluate polyurethane foam (PUF) cartridges as collection media for quantification of vapor phase polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in air. Two cleanup methods for PUF cartridges--compression rinsing and combined compression rinsing and Soxhlet extraction--have been evaluated. Both methods successfully remove interfering material and background PAHs from the PUF. The compression rinsing method is recommended because it is easier, faster, and cheaper. Two procedures for extraction of PAHs from the PUF matrix, Soxhlet extraction and compression rinsing, were compared. These sample extracts were analyzed by on-column injection, electron impact gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (EI GC/MS) to determine PAHs. The results showed that compression rinsing is comparable to conventional Soxhlet extraction, and that both methods successfully remove PAHs from the PUF cartridges. The compression rinsing method was then used in the stability study. The stability study was carried out to determine the stability of PAHs adsorbed on PUF cartridges as a function of storage time between collection and extraction. The results indicated that the levels of the spiked perdeuterated benzo(a)pyrene decreased significantly during storage. The rate of decrease was much faster when the PUF cartridges were stored in light. Other PAH levels were not adversely influenced by the storage time.
EPA/600/4-85/055." "August 1985." "PB85-245645." Microfiche.