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Main Title Furthur characterization of sorbents for environmental sampling /
Author Piecewicz, J. F. ; Harris, J. C. ; Levins, P. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Harris, J. C.
Levins, Philip L.
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmenal Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-216; EPA-68-02-2150
Stock Number PB80-118763
OCLC Number 08314587
Subjects Sorbents--Testing. ; Chromatographic analysis. ; Chromatographic analysis. ; Sorbents--Testing.
Additional Subjects Sorbents ; Sampling ; Organic compounds ; Water vapor ; Carbon dioxide ; Gas chromatography ; Combustion products ; Adsorption ; Materials recovery ; Charcoal ; Resins ; Design ; Performance evaluation ; Air pollution ; Silica gel ; Air pollution sampling ; XAD resins ; Tenax GC resins ; Ambersorbs
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-216 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/11/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-216 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-216 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/04/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-216 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-118763 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 43 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an ongoing experimental program to evaluate the breakthrough characteristics of sorbent resins for sampling of organic vapors using an elution analysis chromatographic technique. The effects of water vapor and CO2, at levels typical of gaseous effluents from combustion processes, on retention of nonpolar and polar species on two commonly used sorbents (XAD-2 and Tenax-GC) have been studied. Effects on XAd-2 were small but the volumetric capacity of Tenax-GC was substantially decreased. Other sorbents were characterized for potential use in vapor sampling systems: coconut-based charcoal, petroleum-based charcoal, silica gel, Ambersorb XE-340 and Xe-347, and XED-8. Retention volumes for XAD-8 and silica gel were roughly comparable to those of XAD-2 and Tenax-GC; those of the charcoals and the Ambersorbs were 2 to 4 orders of magnitude higher. Recovery of sorbate from charcoals is known to be poor in some cases, however, and recovery from the Ambersorbs is suspect but under investigation.
"Arthur D. Little, Inc." "September 1979." Bibliography: p. 36. "Contract no. 68-02-2150, T.D. no. 10601, program element no. EHB537."