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Main Title POHCs (Principal Organic Hazardous Constituents) and PICs (Products of Incomplete Combustion) Screening Protocol.
Author James, R. H. ; Thomason, M. M. ; Manier, M. L. ; Finkel, J. M. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Oct 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number SRI-EAS-88-229; EPA-68-02-3996; EPA/600/8-89/080;
Stock Number PB90-116930
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Combustion efficiency ; Organic compounds ; Gas analysis ; Incinerators ; Performance standards ; Combustion products ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Laboratory equipment ; Ultraviolet spectroscopy ; Gravimetric analysis ; Extraction ; Design criteria ; Risk assessment ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Volatile organic compounds ; Standard compliance ; High performance liquid chromatography
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-116930 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 112p
The report describes risk-driven analysis strategies and a tiered survey approach of analyses that should be useful for building data bases related to other waste combustion processes. The need to characterize hazardous waste incinerator emissions for multiple organic compounds has been steadily increasing for several years. Similar interest is being shown in organic emissions from municipal waste incinerators and sewage sludge incinerators. Seven protocols based on methods published by the EPA were developed and reviewed. The protocols included GC-FID and GC-MS screening for volatile compounds, Soxhlet extraction sample preparation, TCO determination, GC-MS screening for semivolatile compounds, gravimetric determination, and HPLC-UV screening. Application of the proposed scheme to environmental samples in the study was limited. Three extracts of samples obtained from Method 0010 testing of an incinerator under different feed and firing conditions were analyzed by five of the proposed protocols. Thirty-four compounds have been tentatively identified but, more importantly, the protocol methods seem to perform well.