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Main Title Measurement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils and sediments by partical-beam/high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry /
Author Pace, Chris M. ; Miller, D. A. ; Roby, M. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Miller, Dennis A.
Roby, Mark R.
Betowski, Leon D.
CORP Author Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV. Environmental Programs Office.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA 600-4-91-032; 68-C0-0049; EPA-68-CO-0049; PB92188721
Stock Number PB92-188721
OCLC Number 37429561
Subjects Chromatographic analysis.
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Liquid chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Soils ; Sediments ; Graphs(Charts) ; Toxic substances
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-91-032 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/17/2018
NTIS  PB92-188721 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 18, [23] pages ; 28 cm
An analytical method was developed for the measurement of certain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soils and sediments by particle beam liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. The method applies to PAHs with a molecular weight greater than 220. Samples are prepared by SW-846 Method 3540 with optional cleanup using SW-846 Method 3630. The sample extracts are then analyzed for PAHs using a particle beam liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry system. Method detection limits are within the range of 0.01 - 0.10 microg/g depending on the sample size. Mean method accuracy was greater than 75 percent for most of the target analytes with relative standard deviation values between 10 percent to 20 percent. An analysis of a standard reference material using this method agreed with certified values and with an analysis performed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with fluorescence detection (SW-846 Method 8310). The method shows potential as a means to measure high molecular weight PAHs not measured by current EPA methods.
"EPA 600-4-91-032." "May 1992." Cover title. "EPA Contract No. 68-03-3249." "Technical monitor, L.D. Betowski." Includes bibliographical references.