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Main Title Comparison of polyurethane foam and XAD-2 resin as collection media for polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in air /
Author Chuang, J. C. ; Hannan, S. W. ; Koetz, J. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hannan, S. W.
Koetz, J. R.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/4-86/034; EPA-68-02-4127
Stock Number PB87-129979
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. ; Air--Pollution--United States.
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Concentration(Composition) ; Performance ; Particulate sampling ; Volatile organic compounds ; XAD 2 resin ; Air sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-129979 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 35 pages ; 28 cm
The objective of the project was to evaluate the collection and retention efficiency for polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) adsorbed or spiked on polyurethane (PUF) and XAD-2 cartridges, and to compare the effect of sampling temperature on retention efficiency for PAH spiked on PUF and XAD-2 resin cartridges. It appeared that XAD-2 resin has better collection efficiency for volatile 2-ring PAH than does the PUF. In addition, some spiked volatile and reactive PAH were well retained on XAD-2 resin, whereas only a small portion of these compounds is retained on PUF after exposure to ambient air at a 6.7 cfm flow rate for 24 hours. The retention efficiency for volatile PAH can be improved by lowering sampling temperature. However, the retention efficiency for reactive PAH such as cyclopenta(c,d) pyrene cannot be improved at lower sampling temperature. The losses of cyclopenta(c,d)pyrene are not through volatilization but are due to the reactivity of the compound.
Caption title. "December 1986." "EPA/600/4-86/034." Microfiche.