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Main Title Determination of Benzo(a)Pyrene and Other Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Airborne Particulate Material by Ultrasonic Extraction and Reverse Phase High Pressure Liquid Chromatography.
Author Golden, C. ; Sawicki, E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/128;
Stock Number PB-299 404
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Particles ; Air pollution ; Chemical analysis ; Separation ; Extraction ; Ultrasonic radiation ; Reprints ; Air pollution detection ; High pressure liquid chromatography ; Benzopyrenes ; Benzofluoranthenes ; Perylenes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-299 404 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 14p
Ultrasonic extraction of airborne particulate material on Hi-Vol filters is described. Almost all of the polar compounds are removed during the extraction by adsorption on the surface of the shredded glass fibers and controlled pore glass powder (CPG). The non-polar polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in the extract are separated at room temperature by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) on reverse phase Vydac using acetonitrile: water (70:30 v/v) as the chromatographic solvent. There is baseline separation of benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(k)fluoranthene and of benzo(e)pyrene, benzo(b)fluoranthene and perylene, the latter three present in one band. Extracts of airborne particulates show the same peaks. BaP elutes in approximately 14 minutes. Precision and accuracy measurements indicate full recovery of PAH and good extraction reproducibility. The detection limit of BaP at F 290/389 is less than 10 pg. Total analysis time is approximately 1 1/2 hr, most of which is waiting time.