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Main Title POHC (Principal Organic Hazardous Constituent) Analysis Methods for Hazardous Waste Incineration. Volume 1, Part 2.
Author James, R. H. ; Finkel, J. M. ; Miller, H. C. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number SORI-EAS-86-1125; EPA-68-02-3696; EPA/600/8-87/037B;
Stock Number PB87-227294
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Gas analysis ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Sampling ; Performance evaluation ; Gas chromatography ; Spectroscopy ; Principal organic hazardous constituents ; Air pollution detection ; Solid wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-227294 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 467p
The report gives preliminary data on methodology for candidate principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs) that represent a variety of compound types, including alcohols, esters, chlorinated aliphatics and aromatics, carboxylic acids, aliphatic and aromatic amines, nitrated aromatics, nitrosamines, hydrazines, nitriles, organosulfur compounds, and polynuclear aromatics and heterocyclics. This work (and that under Contract 68-02-2685, Task 111) involved the evaluation of generalized GC/FID, GC/MS, and HPLC/UV methods for determining approximately 170 compounds from the approximately 400 compounds in Appendix VIII, Part 261, 40 CFR. However, the survey-analysis portion of waste characterization often targeets specific compounds for determnation in incinerator effluent that are not amenable to previously developed methods. Therefore, current research involves the development of specific GC/FID, GC/MS, and HPLC/UV methods for the determination of several of these compounds. The EPA has proposed regulations for owners and operators of facilities that treat hazardous wastes by incineration to ensure that these incinerators will be operated in an environmetally responsible manner. The primary criterion upon which the operational specifications are based is the destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of the incinerator (= or >99.995).