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Main Title Standardization of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Method 8610, Part 2.
Author Lucas, S. V. ; Riggin, A. ; Cole, T. F. ; Cooke, W. M. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-03-1760; EPA/600/4-86/038;
Stock Number PB87-132809
Additional Subjects Standards ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Spectroscopic analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Water pollution detection ; EPA method 8610
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-132809 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 87p
U.S. EPA Method 8610, 'Total Aromatic by Ultraviolet Absorption' was evaluated in conjunction with U.S. EPA Method 3560, 'Reverse Phase Cartridge Extraction' for the separation and semi-quantitative determination of visible or ultraviolet absorbing organic compounds listed in Appendix VIII of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The applicability of these methods was investigated in a variety of groundwater samples and method detection limit estimates were refined. Seven groundwater samples, supplied by ASTM Committee D-34 members, were evaluated for background UV absorbance, and duplicate sample extractions were used to simulate down-gradient versus up-gradient testing. Five Method 8610 analytes were evaluated for spike recoveries from both reagent water and a composite groundwater sample. Four analytes had good total recoveries from reagent water ranging from 79 to 108 percent with standard deviations (except one analyte) ranging from 1 to 5 percent. Spike recoveries for composited groundwater were not reproducible due to a significant variability associated with the presence of finely divided (<20 micron) particulate.