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Main Title Determination of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in industrial and municipal wastewaters {microform} /
Author Strup, Paul E.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory :
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/4-82/025; EPA-68-03-2624
Stock Number PB82-258799
Subjects Aromatic compounds ; Sewage--Environmental aspects--United States ; Factory and trade waste--United States
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Water analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Sewage ; Chemical analysis ; Fly ash ; Samples ; Water pollution detection ; High performance liquid chromatography
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NTIS  PB82-258799 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 84 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A method for the determination of 16 polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in wastewater was developed. This method, based on the use of high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet and fluorescence detection, is readily suited for detection of condensed ring aromatics in many types of aqueous samples. Aqueous sources included in this study are flyash wash water, municipal sewage, and industrial effluent samples. Precision and accuracy of the method were estimated from the results of five wastewater samples spiked at levels between 0.1 and 250 ppb for the various PAH compounds. Recoveries were generally 85% or better from these wastewater sources. Storage of several spiked wastewater samples for 0 and 7 days at various temperatures, pH and chlorine levels resulted in a matrix of recovery data for the various PAH species. This data indicated that the highest recovery for PAH in wastewater are obtained at a pH level near 7, in the absence of any chlorine with the analysis being completed as soon after collection as possible.
"March 1982." "Contract No. 68-03-2624." Microform.