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Main Title Gas Chromatographic/Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometric Identification of Hazardous Waste Extract Components.
Author Gurka, D. F. ; Betowski, L. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/J-82/444;
Stock Number PB85-218881
Additional Subjects Infrared spectroscopy ; Hazardous materials ; Pollution control ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Extraction ; Chemical analysis ; Information systems ; Search structuring ; Information retrieval effectiveness ; Solid waste disposal ; Reprints ; Fourier transform spectroscopy ; Resource conservation and recovery act ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-218881 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) and its amendments require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to institute a program to control hazardous waste. Implementation of the RCRA will require reliable monitoring tools for the characterization of a broad spectrum of hazardous wastes. Accordingly, the capability of packed column gas chromatography/Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (GC/FT-IR) using the Gas Infrared Fourier Transform Software (GIFTS) to analyze complex hazardous waste extracts was tested. These extracts were also analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and the on-line library search results for both techniques were compared. GC/FT-IR was a powerful tool for aromatic isomer differentiation in these complex wastes. The GIFTS on-line library search correctly identified poorly resolved gas chromatographic effluent components. The magnitude of the GIFTS hit index difference between the first and second library search hits is a reliable indicator of the search validity. The combination of GC/FT-IR and GC/MS may provide the identification of all volatile components in complex environmental extracts.