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Main Title Trace Analysis for Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Natural Waters.
Author Lysyj, Ihor ; Perkins, George ; Farlow, John S. ;
CORP Author Rockwell International, Newbury Park, CA. Environmental Monitoring and Services Center.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-03-2648; EPA-600/J-80-365;
Stock Number PB82-143405
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Trace elements ; Water pollution ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Field tests ; Desorption ; Adsorption ; Concentration(Composition) ; Reprints ; Water pollution detection ; Activated charcoal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-143405 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 12p
A method of trace analysis of volatile aromatic hydrocarbons in natural water is described. The method is based on sparging water samples with nitrogen, adsorption of hydrocarbons on activated charcoal, followed by desorption into carbon disulfide and gas chromatographic analysis. The sensitivity of the method reaches into the 0.1 to 0.2 micrograms/L concentration range for individual aromatic hydrocarbons. The accuracy and reliability of the method was validated. The method was used in three field studies: dispersion of aromatic hydrocarbons discharged from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline southern terminal throughout Port Valdez; survey of the Atigun River Watershed after the oil spill on June 10, 1979; and chemical characterization of treated effluents from offshore oil extraction platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.