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Main Title Measurement techniques for inorganic trace materials in control system streams /
Author Starkovich, John A., ; Starkovich, J. A. ; Maddalone, R. F. ; Kraft, M. L. ; Zee, C. A. ; Lin., C.
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Author Title of a Work
Starkovich, John A.
CORP Author TRW Systems Group, Redondo Beach, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-283; EPA-68-02-1393; EPA-ROAP-21AFC-004
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04103802
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Measurement ; Trace elements in water--United States ; measuring ; Mensuration
Additional Subjects Inorganic compounds ; Trace elements ; Particles ; Arsenic ; Boron ; Air pollution ; Samples ; Chemical analysis ; Gas analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Methodology ; Antimony ; Selenium ; Fluorides ; Mercury ; Sulfates ; Accuracy ; Flue gases ; Experimental design ; Slurries ; Sites ; Calibrating ; Gravimetric analysis ; Turbidimetry ; Cyanides ; Chlorides ; Phosphorus inorganic compounds ; Atomic spectroscopy ; Colorimetry ; Absorption spectra ; Potentiometric analysis ; Inorganic nitrates ; Air pollution detection ; Solid wastes ; Procedures ; EPA method 5 ; Phosphates ; Liquid wastes
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EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-283 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-283 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-283 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-264 345 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 137 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study showing that inorganic materials in control process streams at trace levels can be determined using modified, commercially available sampling equipment and atomic absorption analysis procedures; however, special care must be taken to attain high accuracy. Contamination and alteration of collected samples from sampling train components and laboratory analysis procedures represent the largest errors in determining trace level materials in process streams. A modified EPA/Aerotherm high-volume Method 5 sampling train provides adequate size samples in a 1 to 2 hour sampling period for determining inorganic elements present in gas source streams at 60 micrograms/cu m (1.1 x 10 to the minus 7th power gr/scf) and higher levels. The train's collection efficiency at sampling rates from 0.6 cu m/min (2 scfm) to 0.14 cu m/min (5 scfm) is greater than 95% for all elements analyzed (e.g., Hg, Li, Zn, Pb). Procedures and equipment currently in use for sampling liquids, slurries, and solids for major constituents are accurate and reliable for sampling trace materials, if adequate care is taken to minimize sample contamination or alteration. Atomic absorbtion methods employing dual channel instrumentation for background and sample matrix correction are applicable for the largest number of trace elements of interest. Sb and As can be determined accurately and with high sensitivity by colorimetric methods.
Contract no. 68-02-1393, ROAP no. 21AFC-004, program element no. 1AB013. Issued Dec. 1976. Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-136).