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Main Title Rapid Methods of Analysis for Trace Quantities of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Phenols in Automobile Exhaust, Gasoline, and Crankcase Oil.
Author Brow, R. A. ; Sear, T. D. ; King, Jr, W. H. ; Diet, W. A. ; Kellihe, J. M. ;
CORP Author Esso Research and Engineering Co., Linden, N.J.
Year Published 1971
Report Number CRC-APRAC-CAPE-12-68; 12-68-3;
Stock Number PB-219 025
Additional Subjects ( Gas analysis ; Exhaust gases) ; ( Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chemical analysis) ; ( Phenols ; Chemical analysis) ; ( Air pollution ; Exhaust gases) ; Sampling ; Mass spectroscopy ; Gas chromatography ; Gasoline ; Oils ; Ultraviolet spectroscopy ; Tars ; Pyrenes ; Automobile exhaust ; Benzopyrenes ; Benzanthracenes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-219 025 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 56p
A rapid method was developed to measure benz(a)anthracene (BaA) and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) in auto exhaust tar, gasoline, and crankcase oil. Nine other polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons were also included in the measurement. These included: pyrene, chrysene, triphenylene, methyl BaA, dimethyl BaA, benzo(e)pyrene (BeP), methyl BaP, methyl BeP, and benzo(g,h,i)perylene. The method can also be extended to other PNA hydrocarbons, such as benzofluoranthenes, dibenzanthracenes, anthanthracenes, anthanthrene, and coronene. In addition, methodology to determine the total PNA content of auto exhaust tar was developed. A third major accomplishment was the development of a quantitative method to determine individual phenols in the aqueous condensates produced along with exhaust tar. The methods used gas chromatography for separation and UV, radioactive measurement, or mass spectroscopy for identification.