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Main Title Oxygenated Organic Compound Concentrations Near a Roadway in Lithuania, SSR.
Author Black, F. M. ; Tejada, S. B. ; Gage., L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/174;
Stock Number PB91-131672
Additional Subjects Formaldehyde ; Acetaldehyde ; Acetone ; Aldehydes ; Vehicular traffic ; Highways ; Lithuania ; Field tests ; Wind velocity ; Wind direction ; Air pollution monitoring ; Liquid chromatography
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-131672 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/13/1991
Collation 20p
During the period June 1 to June 9, 1989, aldehyde and other oxygenated organic compound concentrations were examined at sites 3, 10, and 80 meters northeast of the Vilnius-Kaunas highway in Lithuania, SSR by collecting 120 liter (1 L/min for 120 min) samples on 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine-coated silica gel cartridges acidified with hydrochloric acid. The cartridges were preceded in the sampling system by potassium iodide-coated denuders to remove interfering ozone from the sample stream. Collected compounds were eluted from the cartridges with acetonitrile and analyzed using High Performance Liquid Chromatography with a UV (360 nm) detector, a Zorbax ODS analytical column, and a gradient water-acetonitrile mobile phase. Formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acetone were the most abundant oxygenated organic compounds observed, with lesser amounts of propionaldehyde, butyraldehyde, benzaldehyde, valeraldehyde, and tolualdehyde also generally observed. Formaldehyde concentrations ranged from 1.1 ppb (1.4 microgram/cu m) to 5.7 ppb (7.0 microgram/cu m), acetaldehyde from 1.2 ppb (2.2 microgram/cu m) to 5.0 ppb (9.0 microgram/cu m), and acetone from 2.3 ppb (5.4 microgram/cu m) to 6.8 ppm (16.2 microgram/cu m); the concentrations varied with wind direction and speed, and distance from the highway.