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Main Title GC/MS analysis of organics in drinking water concentrates and advanced waste treatment concentrates : Volume 1. Analysis results for 17 drinking water, 16 advanced waste treatment and 3 process blank concentrates /
Author Lucas, S. V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kopfler, Frederick C.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/1-84/020A; EPA-68-03-2548
Stock Number PB85-128221
Subjects Organic water pollutants. ; Gas chromatography. ; Mass spectrometry.
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Potable water ; Organic compounds ; Industrial waste treatment ; Solvent extraction ; Sampling ; Water treatment ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Sites ; Water pollution control ; Chemical analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Performance evaluation ; Water pollution detection ; Water pollution sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-128221 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 321 pages ; 28 cm
The goal of this research program was to provide a detailed chemical characterization of organic material concentrated from large volumes (1,500 liters to 15,000 liters) of finished drinking water (DW) and finished water from advanced waste treatment (AWT) plants. The approach used was organic compound identification based on glass capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of the fractionated concentrate. The purpose of the research program was to enable EPA scientists to correlate the results of the detailed chemical characterization with those from other research programs testing the potential biological activity (i.e., mutagenicity) of the concentrates. Fifteen DW concentrates, sixteen AWT concentrates and five concentrate production method blanks were analyzed. The cities represented by the DW samplings were Cincinnati, Miami, New Orleans, Ottumwa (Iowa), Philadelphia and Seattle. Most of the unrecovered organic portion and the extracted material not amenable to GC-MS analysis appeared to be humic substances. In the 15 DW concentrates, 1091 organic compounds were identified in a total of 2383 detection instances. The AWT plans sampled were located at Escondido, Lake Tahoe, Orange County and Pomona (all in California), Dallas, and Washington, D.C. (Blue Plains site). In the 16 AWT concentrates, 991 organic compounds were identified in a total of 2097 detection instances.
"Volume 1 of 3 volumes." "Project officer: Frederick C. Kopfler." "Prepared for Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC"--Cover. "November 1984." Final report. "EPA-600/1-84-020a, EPA-600/1-84-020b, EPA-600/1-84-020c." Microfiche.
Contents Notes
v. 1. Analysis results for 17 drinking water, 16 advanced waste treatment and 3 process blank concentrates -- v. 2. Computer-printed tabulations of compound identification results for large-volume concentrates -- v. 3. Batch liquid-liquid extraction and analysis of 10-liter sample and analysis of concentrates from small volumes (10 to 50 liters) of drinking water.