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Main Title Organic characterization of aerosols and vapor phase compounds in urban atmospheres /
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Author Title of a Work
Mendenhall, G. David,
Mendenhall, G. David, 1945-
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number PB280050; EPA-600/3-78-031; EPA 68-02-1409
Stock Number PB-280 050
OCLC Number 52414067
Subjects Aerosols.
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Aerosols ; Organic compounds ; Gas analysis ; Particles ; Solvent extraction ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Urban areas ; Mutagens ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-031 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-3-78-031 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/28/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 600-3-78-031 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-031 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 050 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 74 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Organic pollutants in urban atmospheres were characterized by analyzing particulate and/or vapor-phase samples collected by EPA in St. Louis, Missouri; Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; and at the General Motors Test Track in Milford, Michigan. The particulate samples were extracted with solvents and the extractable materials analyzed by elemental combustion analysis and infrared spectroscopic analysis. To evaluate more than one solvent extraction technique, the particulate samples were aliquoted and analyzed by several extraction procedures. Some of the problems encountered with these procedures are discussed. Vapor-phase samples were collected on Chromosorb 102 chromatographic traps and analyzed using qualitative gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis. Individual species tentatively identified are shown on reconstructed gas chromatograms and individual mass spectra for all chromatographic peaks are included in the appendix. Ames Tests for mutagenicity on model aerosol products were also conducted. Products tested were from toluene/NOx, 1-heptene/NOx, and alpha-pinene/NOx systems. None of the aerosol products from these systems showed mutagenic properties.
"EPA-600/3-78-031 " "March 1978." PB 280 050-NTIS. Includes bibliographical references (p. 33).